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Wake Forest earns top CPA pass rate for record 10th year

By Danielle Lee
December 5, 2012

For the 10th time since the Wake Forest University Schools of Business began offering the master of science in accountancy program in 1997, its students achieved the top pass rate in the nation on the latest CPA exam.

According to the 2012 edition of the Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance, Wake Forest had the highest pass rate among 793 institutions with 10 or more candidates sitting for the exam, in addition to the No. 1 pass rate for large programs (comprising 258 institutions with more than 60 candidates).

Wake Forest has now earned this distinction more times than any other university in the same time period. All 100 percent of the school’s MSA graduates have also accepted job offers upon graduation, according to the school.

“Having established a broad foundation in the liberal arts, built on that foundation through an intensive set of accounting courses and seminars, and put into practice what they’ve been learning in a professional internship with an accounting firm during the busiest time of the year, our students are thoroughly prepared to do well on the CPA exam and, as importantly, to do well in their careers,” stated Jack Wilkerson, senior associate dean of accountancy programs at the Wake Forest University Schools of Business.



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