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School of Accounting grads rank No. 1 for first-time CPA exam pass rates

Graduates of the Terry College of Business’ J.M. Tull School of Accounting ranked No. 1 among large programs and No. 2 among all programs for first-time pass rates on the Certified Public Accountant exams during 2015.

According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, which proctors the test, Terry College students who took the CPA exam for the first time had an 88.4 percent pass rate.

Students who pass the CPA on their first try are well positioned for the job market, said Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers.

This marks the fourth straight year that the college’s first-time pass rate has placed among the nation’s top five. The Terry College’s rankings are more impressive in light of how many graduates from the school took the test. With more than 270 students taking the test, the Terry College’s scores reflect more than 10 times the number of students of similarly ranked institutions.