Historical SE Exam Pass Rates

So, as I prepare to (re)take the lateral portion of the Structural Engineering (SE) licensing exam this April, I found myself curious about the historical passrates for the exam. After a ton of digging and realizing that there isn’t a single source (easily found via Google), I’ve 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%
     
Average 48% / 42% 38% / 33%
Std. Dev. 5.5% / 5.3% 6.3% / 8.9%
Historical SE Pass Rates
Historical pass rates for the SE Exam since 2011 showing the general trend in higher 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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