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CPA Pass Rate Among the Top in the Nation

CPA Pass Rate Among the Top in the Nation

March 5, 2014

During 2013, Truman State University graduates were among the top performers on the Uniform CPA Examination.  Truman’s first-time pass rate of 75.9% ranked 33rd in the nation among all institutions with 10 or more candidates (n = 787).   Truman’s first-time candidates were 11th in the nation for medium sized institutions (21 – 60 candidates, n = 280).  Both rankings place Truman in the top 4 percent of institutional performance nationally.  Truman had 53 candidates sitting for the CPA exam for the first time.

Nationally, the first-time pass rate for CPA examination sections was 54.6%.  Overall, Missouri ranked 4th in the nation for candidates passing all CPA exam sections attempted (both first-time and re-exam).

The pass rate by section for 2013 was as follows:

  Truman
First Time    
Truman
All Attempts
Missouri
All Attempts  
Nationally
All Attempts
Auditing  55.6% 51.8% 52.8% 45.9%
Business Environment Concepts  88.4% 83.3% 66.3% 55.8%
Financial Accounting/Reporting  81.4% 62.7% 56.1% 48.3%
Regulation  79.1% 70.3% 54.9% 48.4%
Overall Performance  75.9% 65.2% 57.1% 49.4%

Source:  NASBA 2013 Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance