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Accounting recognized for CPA exam performance

Reprinted from Media Relations

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has ranked Illinois State University’s Department of Accounting as one of the top programs in the country for student performance on the national CPA examination. Illinois State is ranked 15th in the nation for the overall pass rate for accounting programs offering advanced degrees.

The rankings were recently reported in NASBA’s 2011 edition of Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination. The recognition is based on the first-time pass rate on all four parts of the CPA exam by students with advanced degrees.

“Illinois State was ranked 15th in the list of the top 20 programs in the nation,” said Gerry McKean, interim chair of the Department of Accounting. “This is a very significant accomplishment and places our accounting program in an elite category with other top programs in the latest rankings.”

Comments

I am VERY PLEASED to have contributed to this statistic! NASBA has ranked ISU 15th in the NATION for performance on the national CPA exam, based on FIRST-TIME pass rate on all four parts of the exam.

Though it was long ago (2001) that I took the exam, it is certainly one of the highlights of my career and passing on the first sitting is an accomplishment I am unabashedly proud of. I am so glad I had the opportunity to study in the accounting program at Illinois State, and just can't say enough good things about the education I received there.

Great school.