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Baylor's Accounting Program Hits National Rankings on CPA Exam

Dec. 6, 2007

Baylor University's Accounting program continues to excel according to statistics recently released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination. Referring to the 2006 CPA exam for first-time pass rates, Baylor earned top honors in the following categories:

Auditing - 100% passing, #1 in the country

Regulation - 90.91% passing, #1 in the country

Business Environments and Concepts - 93.33% passing, #3 in the country

Financial Accounting and Reporting - 80% passing, tied for #8 in the country

Overall Complete Pass Rate - 70% passing, #4 in the country

"This is great news, and I applaud the leadership and efforts of the entire department," said Terry Maness, Dean of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. "This kind of result comes from a team effort."

No other school in Texas ranked higher than Baylor in these categories.

"We are extremely proud of our graduate students' performance on the 2006 CPA exam," said Dr. Charles Davis, department of Accounting and Business Law chair and Walter C. Plumhoff Professor of Accounting. "Attaining a national ranking for the second year in a row shows the quality of our students and our programs."

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