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CPA exam pass rates
SCU Candidate Performance on the CPA Exam
Each year, the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) publishes its annual Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination, which lists the pass rates for all universities.
CPA exam candidates from Santa Clara University continue to perform well on the CPA exam. In 2006, candidates with undergraduate degrees from SCU had the ninth highest passing rate in the nation among first time CPA candidates without advanced degrees.
To assess the pass rates for candidates with undergraduate degrees from SCU, we compare the results for SCU candidates with results for candidates with undergraduate degrees from the other 36 California universities that had at least 30 candidates taking the exam in 2006. We do not include the pass rates of universities with smaller accounting programs because their results can be skewed by the performance of just a few candidates.
When compared with candidates from these other California universities with significant undergraduate accounting programs in 2006, SCU candidates ranked #1 in passing all parts taken and ranked #2 in passing at least one part of the exam. For the individual sections, candidates with undergraduate degrees from SCU ranked #2 for the Financial Reporting (FAR) exam, #1 for the Auditing (AUD) section of the exam; #2 for the Tax and Business Law Regulation (REG) exam; and #3 for the Cost Accounting, Economics and Finance (BEC) exam when compared to other California universities with significant accounting programs.