Old PE Exam Pass Rates

Past PE Exam Pass Rates: 2018 Exams

Exam      First-Time Takers (%)           Repeat Takers (%)     
 Agricultural and Biological (April 2018)  70% 80%
 Architectural (April 2018) 62% 6%
 Chemical (CBT) 80% 60%
 Civil Construction 58% 32%
 Civil Geotechnical 61% 32%
 Civil Structural 64% 36%
 Civil Transportation 66% 39%
 Civil Water Resources and Environmental 70% 44%
 Control Systems 73% 47%
 Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering 59% 36%
 Electrical and Computer: Electronics 64% 20%
 Electrical and Computer: Power 58% 32%
 Environmental 70% 39%
 Fire Protection 60% 48%
 Industrial and Systems (April 2018) 66% 8%
 Mechanical: HVAC and Refrigeration 71% 46%
 Mechanical: Machine Design and Materials 75% 43%
 Mechanical: Thermal and Fluids Systems 68% 41%
 Metallurgical and Materials 70% 36%
 Mining and Mineral Processing  57% 60%
 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (April 2018) 57% 36%
 Nuclear 71% 29%
 Petroleum  70% 33%
 Software (April 2018) 42% 0%
 SE Lateral Forces Bridges 22% 22%
 SE Lateral Forces Buildings 30% 23%
 SE Vertical Forces Bridges 48% 8%
 SE Vertical Forces Buildings 43% 27%

 

PE Exam Pass Rate: 2017 Exams

 

Exam      First-Time Takers (%)           Repeat Takers (%)     
 Agricultural and Biological  69% 50%
 Architectural 82% 25%
 Chemical 72% 36%
 Civil Construction 57% 31%
 Civil Geotechnical 65% 29%
 Civil Structural 67% 43%
 Civil Transportation 68% 38%
 Civil Water Resources and Environmental 70% 39%
 Control Systems (October 2017) 78% 44%
 Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering 63% 25%
 Electrical and Computer: Electronics 79% 47%
 Electrical and Computer: Power 66% 37%
 Environmental 66% 41%
 Fire Protection (October 2017) 64% 37%
 Industrial and Systems 80% 44%
 Mechanical: HVAC and Refrigeration 80% 44%
 Mechanical: Machine Design and Materials 74% 45%
 Mechanical: Thermal and Fluids Systems 71% 40%
 Metallurgical and Materials (October 2017) 67% 57%
 Mining and Mineral Processing (October 2017) 65% 27%
 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 60% 17%
 Nuclear (October 2017) 72% 70%
 Petroleum (October 2017) 66% 40%
 Software 73% 60%
 SE Lateral Forces Bridges 29% 30%
 SE Lateral Forces Buildings 38% 27%
 SE Vertical Forces Bridges 69% 40%
 SE Vertical Forces Buildings 48% 32%

 

PE Exam Pass Rate: 2016 Exams

 

Exam      First-Time Takers (%)           Repeat Takers (%)     
 Agricultural and Biological (April 2016) 72% 60%
 Architectural (April 2016) 85% 33%
 Chemical 75% 34%
 Civil Construction 60% 32%
 Civil Geotechnical 66% 25%
 Civil Structural 65% 33%
 Civil Transportation 69% 38%
 Civil Water Resources and Environmental 70% 39%
 Control Systems 73% 35%
 Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering 78% 57%
 Electrical and Computer: Electrical and Electronics 72% 25%
 Electrical and Computer: Power 62% 33%
 Environmental 65% 27%
 Fire Protection 61% 27%
 Industrial and Systems (April 2016) 77% 13%
 Mechanical: HVAC and Refrigeration 79% 39%
 Mechanical: Mechanical Systems and Materials 72% 40%
 Mechanical: Thermal and Fluids Systems 74% 41%
 Metallurgical and Materials 83% 55%
 Mining and Mineral Processing 75% 40%
 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (April 2016)    75% 10%
 Nuclear 58% 0%
 Petroleum 61% 32%
 Software (April 2016) 56% 33%
 SE Lateral Forces Bridges 30% 27%
 SE Lateral Forces Buildings 44% 33%
 SE Vertical Forces Bridges 47% 22%
 SE Vertical Forces Buildings 52% 36%

 

PE Exam Pass Rates: 2015 Exams

Exam      First-Time Takers (%)           Repeat Takers (%)     
 Architectural* 83% 42%
 Chemical 70% 24%
 Civil Construction 57% 23%
 Civil Geotechnical 65% 24%
 Civil Structural 70% 30%
 Civil Transportation 65% 32%
 Civil Water Resources and Environmental 71% 36%
 Control Systems 78% 58%
 Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering 60% 11%
 Electrical and Computer: Electrical and Electronics    77% 25%
 Electrical and Computer: Power 62% 30%
 Environmental 61% 33%
 Fire Protection (October 2015) 64% 32%
 Industrial* 72% 47%
 Mechanical HVAC and Refrigeration 79% 50%
 Mechanical Systems and Materials 68% 36%
 Mechanical Thermal and Fluids Systems 68% 40%
 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 71% 67%
 Nuclear 64% 50%
 Petroleum 71% 3%
 Software* 63% 100%
 SE Lateral Forces Bridges 29% 40%
 SE Lateral Forces Buildings 41% 31%
 SE Vertical Forces Bridges 57% 44%
 SE Vertical Forces Buildings 47% 29%

 

 

PE Exam Pass Rates: 2014 Exams  

Exam First-time takers (%) Repeat takers (%)
Architectural* 72% 17%
Chemical 71% 25%
Civil Construction 56% 22%
Civil Geotechnical 67% 27%
Civil Structural 73% 38%
Civil Transportation 64% 33%
Civil Water Resources and Environmental 72% 38%
Control Systems 78% 58%
Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering 68% 0%
Electrical and Computer: Electrical and Electronics    84% 28%
Electrical and Computer: Power 63% 32%
Environmental 59% 34%
Fire Protection 64% 32%
Industrial* 69% 15%
Mechanical HVAC and Refrigeration 78% 47%
Mechanical Systems and Materials 67% 40%
Mechanical Thermal and Fluids Systems 72% 44%
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 81% 67%
Nuclear 64% 50%
Petroleum 71% 3%
Software* 64% 50%
SE Lateral Forces Bridges 42% 39%
SE Lateral Forces Buildings 40% 31%
SE Vertical Forces Bridges 48% 41%
SE Vertical Forces Buildings 41% 24%

 

 

PE Exam Pass Rates: 2013 Exams

Exam First-time takers (%) Repeat takers (%)
Architectural 74% 43%
Chemical 67% 40%
Civil 64% 29%
Control Systems 76% 53%
Electrical and Computer 63% 28%
Environmental 63% 35%
Fire Protection 69% 37%
Industrial 72% 50%
Mechanical 72% 41%
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 58% 46%
Nuclear 54% 44%
Petroleum 75% 53%
Software 50% N/A%
Structural Engineering (SE) Vertical Component    50% 34%
Structural Engineering (SE) Lateral Component 38% 43%