Baruch College, the nation's largest producer of CPA candidates, is downsizing its commitment to CPA training.The college currently graduates some 450 exam-takers each year, many times more than its next New York rival, and slightly more than the entire California State University system. Baruch's cutback will accentuate an already serious supply problem that began with a 30 percent nationwide drop-off after the introduction of the new computer-based exam format.

Baruch's contraction will end a long and distinguished record. Its alumni include some of the most illustrious figures in U.S. accounting history: Abraham Briloff, Charles Dreyfus, Eli Mason, Stan Ross, Larry Zicklin, and many more.

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