Accounting grads place third in state on CPA exam

Grove City College accounting alumni are ranked third in the state for medium-sized schools for their performance on the 2019 CPA exam, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

The annual NASBA report shows graduates of the College’s Department of Accounting and Finance posting scores and maintaining pass rates that outpace the national averages.

First-time alumni test takers posted a pass rate of 66.7 percent, nearly 10 points higher than the national average. Graduates’ average score of 75.6 beats the national average by several points. Alumni pass rates and scores resulted in the College being ranked 18th among all Pennsylvania colleges and universities, NASBA reported.

“Students at Grove City College take great pride in their work, rising to the challenge and working hard at their studies,” said Nicole Stone, department chair and associate professor of Accounting. “Our program prepares them well for all parts of the CPA exam. Students are able to take that foundation and apply their extensive accounting and business knowledge to achieve great success on the exam and in their future career.”

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Accounting grads place third in state on CPA exam

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