Grove City College is one of just two Pennsylvania schools that made AccountingEDU’s 2018-19 list of Affordable Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting.
AccountingEDU, an online clearinghouse for all things accounting, looked at undergraduate programs in all 50 states and determined the most affordable options in private and public institutions of higher education. Grove City College won out over dozens of other top colleges and university for the value and quality it delivers to accounting majors and CPA candidates.
The pass rate for alumni on the grueling CPA exam is a standard measure, the website explained. Grove City College’s stands at 75 percent, nearly 25 points above the national average and more than a dozen above the most affordable public school, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
The College’s pass rate puts it within the top ten nationally for medium-size schools, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA.) Results of the 2017 testing, the latest available according to NASBA, placed Grove City College in the top 40 out of more than 1,000 schools in the U.S. that offer accounting programs.
“The first time pass rate on the CPA Exam is a prime indicator of the quality of the education offered at those schools — you don’t get through that four-part, sixteen-hour exam on your first attempt without someone drilling the content into you and making sure you understand it,” according to AccountingEDU.
Grove City College’s Accounting and Accounting/Finance programs “feature a robust curriculum that will prepare you for success in careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, and many other financial fields,” the website noted.
Commitment to affordability has defined Grove City College since its founding in 1876. It currently stands as the least expensive private college in the Commonwealth, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Highlights of the College’s program, according to AccountingEDU, include:
- 96-percent job and graduate school placement rate.
- National accolades, including ranking among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and recognition as a Best College by The Princeton Review.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance features 150 credits needed to qualify for CPA designation.
- Many paid internships available.
- Flexible curriculum includes a wide selection of accounting electives.