Graduates Excel on CPA Exam

by Xander Eliopulos, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University accounting graduates continue to perform exceptionally well on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. According to results from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), Cedarville University students secured a 77 percent pass rate on their first attempt. 

The pass rate is significantly higher than the 50 percent national pass rate.  According to NASBA, Cedarville ranks seventh among all small college/universities in the nation and number 25 among 776 universities nationwide putting Cedarville graduates into the top 4% of all accounting programs nationwide.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment by our recent graduates, and it shows our students are well prepared for the exam and a career in accounting,” said Anne Rich, associate professor of accounting

The CPA exam consists of four sections that amount to 14 hours of testing. Candidates must pass the exam to qualify for licensure as CPAs.

Cedarville's CPA pass rate is impressive enough, but the National Association of Colleges and Employers' recent survey of graduates also shows that 100% of accounting graduates from Cedarville are now employed.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.