Bar Exam

Bar pass rates for California decrease slightly

  • Print

exam and pencil

Image from Shutterstock.

California’s overall bar passage rate for the July 2022 administration was 52.4%, compared to 53% in July 2021. Results were released Thursday by the State Bar of California.

According to a news release, 7,164 applicants completed the July 2021 exam. For first-time test-takers, the pass rate was 62%, compared to 17% for repeat test-takers.

The release also parsed out pass rates by in-state and out-of-state test-takers. The first-time pass rate for graduates of California ABA-accredited law schools was 73%, and 69% for graduates of ABA-accredited law schools in other jurisdictions.

Give us feedback, share a story tip or update, or report an error.