Historical SE Exam Pass Rates

Updated June 18, 2018

So, as I prepared to (re)take the lateral portion of the Structural Engineering (SE) licensing exam in April 2016, I found myself curious about the historical passrates for the exam. After a ton of digging and realizing that there wasn’t a single source (easily found via Google), I decided to list the historical pass rates for the exam here. Ideally I will keep this up to date.

Historical SE Exam Pass Rates

Date Vertical (First Time/Repeat) Lateral (First Time/Repeat)
October 2011 47% / 30% 35% / 25%
April 2012 45% / 34% 46% / 40%
October 2012 43% / 30% 25% / 16%
April 2013 52% / 34% 41% / 42%
October 2013 50% / 34% 38% / 43%
April 2014 45% / 26% 43% / 37%
October 2014 41% / 24% 40% / 31%
April 2015 53% / 34%1 43% / 32%
October 20152 58% / 42% 35% / 28%
April 20163 49% / 31% 50% / 37%
October 2016 45% / 23% 38% / 29%
April 2017 51% / 25% 38% / 25%
October 2017 48% / 37% 31% / 28%
April 2018 40% / 18% 29% / 19%
     
Mean 47% / 30% 38% / 31%
Std. Dev. 4.3% / 4.6% 7.7% / 8.3%
Historical SE Pass Rates
Historical pass rates for the SE Exam since 2011 showing the general trend in pass rates.

  1. Thanks to Andy at http://structuralengineerhq.com/ for the pass rates for this exam. 

  2. I passed the Vertical exam, failed the Lateral Exam. 

  3. I passed the Lateral exam. 

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