Historical SE Exam Pass Rates

Updated December 21, 2018

As I prepared to retake the lateral portion of the Structural Engineering licensing exam in April 2016, I found myself curious about the historical pass rate for the exam. After some digging and I found there wasn’t a single source compiling historical SE exam pass rates. So, I decided to compile my own.

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%
October 2018 36% / 21% 36% / 38%
     
Mean 47% / 29% 38% / 31%
Std. Dev. 5.1% / 5.8% 7.4% / 8.2%
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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