Candidates in Utah and Missouri had the highest average pass rates on the CPA Exam in 2012, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

In Utah, 61.2 percent of candidates passed the exam last year, while 57.7 percent passed in Missouri. Wisconsin (56.8 percent), Michigan (55.8 percent) and Iowa (55.7 percent) rounded out the top five. (For the rest of the Top 10, as well as other highlights of the data from last year’s CPA Exam candidates and results, see our slideshow.)

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