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2017 CLEP Exam Pass Rates

And this year’s CLEP exam with the highest pass rate is…….

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Spanish, for the second year in a row has a pass rate north of 90%.  All of the top spots are all filled with language exams!  The overall average pass rate this year across all data is 69%.  As such, exams with better than 69% pass rate can be considered a bit “easier” than those with lower pass rates.  For the bottom 5-6 exams, consider EXTRA attention to thoroughness and exam prep.  Chemistry hasn’t been revised since 2001 but remains consistently at the bottom.

In ranked order from highest pass rate to lowest pass rate*

  1. Spanish 92%
  2. College Composition 83%
  3. College Composition Modular 81%
  4. French 81%
  5. Principles of Marketing 74%
  6. German 73%
  7. Sociology 73%
  8. Info Systems and Computer Applications 70%
  9. Human Growth and Development 69%
  10. College Math 68%
  11. Precalculus 65%
  12. Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 64%
  13. Intro. Educational Psychology 61%
  14. Princ. Macroeconomics 60%
  15. Princ. Microeconomics 59%
  16. Biology 59%
  17. History of the US I 58%
  18. Western Civilization I 57%
  19. Humanities 57%
  20. Intro. Psychology 55%
  21. Natural Sciences 53%
  22. English Literature 52%
  23. Calculus 51%
  24. History of the US II 50%
  25. Social Science and History 49%
  26. College Algebra 47%
  27. Intro. Business Law 46%
  28. Western Civilization II 45%
  29. Princ. of Management 44%
  30. American Government 42%
  31. Financial Accounting 41%
  32. American Literature 39%
  33. Chemistry 29%

 

*2016 Department of Defense pass rate data for 36,888 military, Dante civilian, and commercial testers.   Average pass rate across all exam in all categories is 69%.

 

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