Last week, the Michigan Board of Law Examiners released the seat numbers of the most recent Michigan bar exam passers.
The passage rate was 73% for first time takers with 563 people passing on their first try. The total passage rate for all applicants (including retakers) was 63% with 604 total passers.
The breakdown for Michigan law schools for all takers is as follows:
Thomas M. Cooley: 44 percent passed, 56 percent failed. (140 passed)
Michigan State University: 80 percent passed, 20 percent failed. (123 passed)
University of Detroit Mercy: 55 percent passed, 45 percent failed. (68 passed)
University of Michigan: 87 percent passed, 13 percent failed. (33 passed)
Wayne State University: 74 percent passed, 26 percent failed. (115 passed)
University of Toledo: 79 percent passed, 21 percent failed. (11 passed)
Others: 75 percent passed, 25 percent failed. (114 passed)
These are pre-appeal. It looks like the Michigan Board of Law Examiners has figured out a way to keep the test passage rate in the 60% range.
Congrats to all who passed. For more information on what to do after you passed, check out the State Bar of Michigan's website.