Statistics

Oak Brook College prepares students for the real-world practice of law while at the same time ensuring that students are provided the necessary information to be prepared for the FYLSX and the Bar Exam. The Lord has truly blessed the efforts of our faculty and students, as the statistics below indicate.

First-Year Law Students Examination (FYLSX)

The State Bar of California has been more receptive than other states with respect to alternative methods of legal education. In California, evening law schools with a small faculty and student body may function as unaccredited schools, as may correspondence schools. To compensate for this flexible approach, students in all correspondence and other unaccredited schools are required to sit for the First-Year Law Student’s Examination administered by the State Bar of California each June and October. The Exam operates as a consumer protection to ensure that first year students who have little or no chance of passing the General Bar Examination at the conclusion of law school understand that it may be advisable to discontinue their studies rather than spend more time and money.

The FYLSX is a one-day examination that consists of four essay questions and one hundred multiple-choice questions. Four hours are allotted for the four essays (60 minutes per essay), and three hours given for the multiple-choice questions (1.8 minutes each). The rules allow failing students to proceed in their subsequent studies provided that they take and pass the exam in one of the next three administrations from when they are first eligible to take the examination. Oak Brook College has implemented a policy to allow its students to take advantage of this rule. Please contact us if you have questions about this policy.

The average passage rate for OBCL first-time takers in the history of the school (June 1996 through June 2015) is 59.5%. The average passage rate for repeat takers for the same period is 35.2%. The actual numbers reveal that of the 486 students that have taken the FYLSX, 365 of them eventually passed (75.1%).

Exam Date Statewide Overall Statewide First Time OBCL Overall OBCL First Time
Jun-15 16.9% 24.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Oct-14 25.3% 31.3% 50.0% 77.8%
Jun-14 23.1% 27.0% 33.3% -
Oct-13 19.2% 23.5% 57.1% 58.8%
Jun-13 24.1% 26.7% 50.0% -
Oct-12 15.7% 21.9% 47.4% 69.2%
Jun-12 20.6% 20.6% 50.0% -
Oct-11 19.1% 26.6% 44.4% 46.7%
Jun-11 18.7% 25.8% 0.0% -
Oct-10 19.5% 24.2% 35.3% 46.2%
Jun-10 24.6% 27.6% 50.0% -
Oct-09 19.1% 27.0% 63.6% 68.4%
Jun-09 21.5% 23.5% 0.0% -
Oct-08 14.7% 22.6% 61.1% 62.5%
Jun-08 25.9% 31.3% 0.0% -
Oct-07 19.1% 22.3% 60.0% 80.0%
Jun-07 18.4% 21.7% 25.0% -
Oct-06 25.4% 27.8% 56.4% 56.3%
Jun-06 21.5% 25.2% 45.5% -
Oct-05 25.1% 31.6% 37.5% 42.9%
Jun-05 24.9% 31.7% 38.9% 40.0%
Oct-04 28.2% 36.0% 65.2% 68.4%
Jun-04 26.6% 29.6% 57.1% 62.5%
Oct-03 19.9% 27.7% 52.4% 55.6%
Jun-03 25.8% 32.2% 45.5% 50.0%
Oct-02 21.1% 26.4% 53.3% 53.8%
Jun-02 27.9% 33.9% 46.2% 66.7%
Oct-01 27.2% 31.9% 75.0% 70.0%
Jun-01 22.2% 31.5% 60.0% 77.8%
Oct-00 24.7% 33.6% 82.6% 94.4%
Jun-00 22.9% 28.4% 52.0% 76.9%
Oct-99 26.4% 30.7% 50.0% 51.6%
Jun-99 25.7% 33.0% 40.0% 54.5%
Oct-98 20.9% 26.0% 60.0% 63.0%
Jun-98 27.5% 29.8% 55.2% 40.0%
Oct-97 11.1% 11.8% 33.3% 35.0%
Jun-97 14.5% 20.0% 45.8% 60.0%
Oct-96 24.6% 25.0% 65.7% 68.2%
Jun-96 16.5% 20.7% 52.5% 52.5%

Bar Exam

As part of the process to be admitted to practice law in California, applicants must sit for and pass The California Bar Examination. The exam consists of essay questions, a performance test, and Multistate Bar Examination questions, with the exam being spread out over three days. The exam is administered in February and July each year, and is widely considered one of the nation’s most difficult bar examinations.

Despite the examination’s difficulty, the Lord has blessed OBCL graduates with high success rates on the Bar Examination.

The average passage rate for OBCL first-time takers in the history of the school (February 2000 through February 2015) is 57.0%. The average passage rate for repeat takers for the same period is 58.3%. The actual numbers reveal that of the 242 graduates that have taken the California Bar Exam, 187 of them eventually passed (77.3%).

Exam Date State Pass Rate OBCL Pass Rate OBCL First-Time Pass Rate
Feb-15 39.5% 37.5% 33.3%
Jul-14 48.6% 50.0% 100.0%
Feb-14 45.3% 28.6% 40.0%
Jul-13 55.8% 0.0%
Feb-13 41.0% 54.5% 66.7%
Jul-12 55.3% 20.0% 0.0%
Feb-12 42.2% 63.2% 88.9%
Jul-11 54.8% 25.0%
Feb-11 42.3% 42.1% 50.0%
Jul-10 54.8% 25.0% 50.0%
Feb-10 37.1% 47.6% 58.3%
Jul-09 56.4% 14.3% 66.7%
Feb-09 33.5% 43.8% 55.6%
Jul-08 61.7% 40.0% 50.0%
Feb-08 39.6% 30.0% 33.3%
Jul-07 56.1% 15.4% 0.0%
Feb-07 36.8% 50.0% 66.7%
Jul-06 51.8% 30.8% 33.3%
Feb-06 39.0% 46.2% 100.0%
Jul-05 48.8% 17.6% 27.3%
Feb-05 40.0% 38.9% 50.0%
Jul-04 48.2% 27.8% 35.7%
Feb-04 35.3% 60.0% 72.7%
Jul-03 49.4% 33.3% 50.0%
Feb-03 37.3% 66.7% 81.8%
Jul-02 50.5% 54.5% 57.1%
Feb-02 33.4% 61.9% 72.2%
Jul-01 56.9% 75.0% 80.0%
Feb-01 37.3% 54.5% 50.0%
Jul-00 55.3% 50.0% 44.4%
Feb-00 40.0% 76.2% 76.2%

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