The results from the February 2016 administration of the Florida bar exam are in and they are not pretty. Overall, 830 people took the bar exam and 485 passed for a 58.4% pass rate. This is down from last February where 831 took the exam and 534 passed for a 64.3% pass rate.
Law schools with the best performing students include Florida International University which bested everyone with an 84.6% pass rate as well as Nova Southeastern and Florida State.
Losers include the University of Miami, the University of Florida, and Stetson with pass rates in the mid-50%. The decline has been especially pronounced for Stetson, long-known for having some of the highest pass rates of any law school in Florida.
Interestingly, there is one law school that used to employ my Florida Bar Exam Review in their bar review course for their students and experienced a significant jump in their pass rate during past testings. However, they abandoned the use of my outlines and their pass rate has sunk again to the near bottom for Florida law schools.
The full results are blow:
# Taking # Passing % Passing
Florida International University 26 22 84.6
Nova Southeastern 31 24 75.0
Florida State University 21 15 71.4
Florida A&M University 23 13 56.5
University of Florida 16 9 56.3
Stetson University 45 24 53.3
University of Miami 32 17 53.1
Ave Maria 17 9 52.9
St. Thomas 26 11 42.3
Barry University 64 23 35.9
Florida Coastal 49 16 32.7
Non-Florida law schools 193 93 48.2
Admitted to the Practice of Law 286 209 73.1
Totals 830 485 58.4