In February of 2014, The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) released the “Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance Book” and the “School Performance Book,“ which features comprehensive statistical data from all four testing windows of the 2013 Uniform CPA Examination. This year, John Carroll University ranked 26th in overall pass rates for first-time sitters among 280 medium-sized institutions.

“We are extremely pleased with the performance of our accountancy graduates, which has resulted in this multiyear string of national recognitions for CPA exam pass rates,” said Gerald Weinstein, KPMG Professor of Accountancy and chair of the Department of Accountancy in the Boler School of Business. “This type of external validation is important in that it provides evidence that we do what we say we do: prepare our graduates to take and pass the CPA exam.”

NASBA serves as a forum for the nation’s Boards of Accountancy, which administers the Uniform CPA Examination, licenses more than 700,000 certified public accountants, and regulates the practice of public accountancy in the United States. NASBA began collecting data on CPA Examination candidates in 1982.