Baylor Accounting Graduates Excel On Cpa Exam

Sept. 23, 1997

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas - Accounting graduates of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business continue to achieve excellent results on the CPA examination.

Dr. Danny P. Hollingsworth, professor and chair of accounting, said the results of the latest CPA exam taken in November 1996 show Baylor graduates ranked eighth in the nation among 158 colleges and universities with 30 or more candidates without advanced degrees.

A total of 36.4 percent of Baylor's first-time candidates passed all four parts of the exam. The national average was 16.3 percent for all first-time candidates.

Hollingsworth, who serves as the Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Professor of Accounting, said Baylor ranked first among graduates from Texas colleges and universities with 30 or more candidates.

"Beginning in September 1997, Texas candidates must have 150 semester hours of course credit to sit for the CPA exam. Many of these candidates will have advanced degrees," he said.

Hollingsworth noted that career opportunities in the accounting profession remain strong. "Many Baylor accounting graduates have risen to the top ranks of the international accounting and consulting firms and private industry," he added.

For more information, call Hollingsworth at (254) 710-3536.

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