SU grads rank high
in 2016 CPA exam passage rate
For the fourth consecutive year, Shippensburg
University’s John L. Grove College of Business is ranked in the top 40
nationally in the success rate of its graduates taking the certified public
According to the National Association of State Boards
of Accountancy (NASBA), SU ranked 26th out of 858 schools whose graduates
passed the national CPA exam on their first try last year.
“SU is the only public institution in Pennsylvania to make the
top 40 list. I am very proud of our faculty and the graduates for this
outstanding achievement,” said Dr. John Kooti, dean of Grove College.
Shippensburg graduates had a passing rate of 77.8
percent in 2016. The overall passing rate nationally was 54.4 percent, and for
programs in Pennsylvania the first-time passing rate was 55.7 percent.
SU also was ranked fifth among first-time takers across 294 medium
programs, according to NASBA. This ranking
encompasses programs that have between 21 and 60 graduates taking all or some
of the four-part exam.
SU offers BSBA degree in accounting and
a five-year BSBA/MBA program in accounting. The accelerated BSBA/MBA program is
designed for students who are qualified on the basis of scholastic aptitude,
academic performance and accounting work-related experience.
Grove College was established in 1971 and has
earned a reputation as one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic
Region. Various national publications continually rank the college among the best
in the nation.
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