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Carroll School CPA Results Continue Positive Trend

03/26/15

By Sean Hennessey | Chronicle Staff

Published: Mar. 26, 2015

Graduates of the Carroll School of Management’s Accounting program continue to earn impressive results on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

Recently released results for the 2014 test show an all-time high overall passing rate for BC of 72 percent, while less than half of all test takers nationally passed the rigorous exam. When only first-time test takers are tabulated, the Carroll School’s Accounting program excels again, placing 15th nationally among all programs, with an all-time high pass rate of 80.3 percent (compared to 55 percent nationally). Last year, BC was ranked 31st among first-time test takers.

“We are very proud of our graduates’ performance on the CPA exam,” says Associate Professor and Accounting Department Chair Billy Soo. “These results are a reflection of the increasing caliber of our students and faculty and the investments the school has made in its programs and advising.”

Adds Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton, “Our Accounting Department, under the fabulous leadership of department chair Billy Soo, continues to get better and better. In addition to amazing teaching, as witnessed by the strong CPA test results, the Accounting faculty research is routinely published in the world’s leading journals. We clearly get great students admitted to the Carroll School, and our faculty challenges them to evolve into terrific thinkers, problem solvers, and young professionals.”