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What is the average passing rate on the NCLEX exam?

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The average passing rate on the NCLEX exam for January 2015 through September 2015 was 69.65 percent, reports the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Individuals educated within the United States taking the exam for the first time had a passing rate of 82.14 percent over this time period.

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Individuals educated within the United States not taking the examination for the first time had a passing rate of 32.64 percent from January 2015 through September 2015. Individuals holding a baccalaureate degree had a passing rate of 88.04 percent. In 2014, the overall passing rate of the NCLEX exam was 69.79 percent and in 2013, the passing rate was 73.71 percent, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

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