Truman Students Excel on CPA Exam

According to recently released statistics, Truman students were among the most successful in the country at the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examination.

The National Association of States Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has released the summary statistics for candidates taking the CPA examination during 2011. Truman graduates performed exceptionally well during this exam period.

NASBA classified institutions by the number of candidates taking sections of the CPA exam and published rankings by classification. Truman was classified as a “large” program having 80 individual candidates complete a total of 256 CPA exam sections.

The candidates passed 78.9 percent of sections taken with an average score of 80.4, placing fourth in the nation among large programs. Among all institutions with 10 or more reported candidates, Truman ranked ninth in the nation. Truman graduates had the highest success rate of all universities in the state. Other Missouri institutions ranked in the top 40 were: Washington University at No. 11; the University of Missouri-Kansas City at No. 22; and the University of Missouri-Columbia at No. 30.

Truman is one of only 178 universities worldwide accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.