February 2017 Bar Pass Rates Announced

The announcement from the Bar with bar exam statistics is here.  The overall pass rate for the February 2017 exam was 34.5% (the lowest in over a decade for a February administration).  The in-state ABA first time pass rate average was 45% and the California Accredited Law School (CALS) first time pass rate average was 18%.

The University of West Los Angeles where I teach had a first time pass rate of 26% (5/19 examinees).    

By way of comparison:

ABA Law Schools

Golden Gate University – 33% (4/12 examinees)

Southwestern Law School – 24% (9/38 examinees)

Thomas Jefferson School of Law – 24% (12/50 examinees)

U.C. Hastings – 27% (4/15 examinees)

 

Schools with regional accreditation (WASC or NCA)

Humphreys – 10% (2/21 examinees)

Santa Barbra College of Law – 42% (5/12 examinees)

Trinity – 7% (1/15 examinees)

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