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TCU Accounting Grads Rank Second in Texas for CPA Exam Pass Rate

Nationally only 45-50 percent pass the Uniform CPA Exam, but more than 75 percent of TCU accounting grads passed all four sections of the exam in 2018.

March 21,  2019

By Elaine Cole

TCU Neeley is second overall among Texas accounting graduates taking and passing the four required CPA exam sections in 2018. For the fourth quarter of 2018, TCU Neeley ranked first among Texas universities. 

This is the highest pass rate for TCU accounting graduates since 2010, when TCU Neeley was also second. TCU Neeley has ranked in the top five since 2008.

Obtaining the impressive CPA designation isn’t easy. There are four parts to the CPA Exam: financial, auditing, regulation and business. 

“Our graduates’ success in passing the exam is even more impressive because we don’t have a CPA exam prep class as part of our curriculum,” said Renee Olvera, director of the TCU MAC/Professional Program in Accounting. “It is a reflection of the overall quality of the TCU program.”

2018 CPA Pass Rates for Texas

1. UT 78%
2. TCU 75%
3. Baylor 70%
4. A&M 65%
5. SMU 62%
6. ACU 64%
7. UTA 54%
8. UTD 51%
9. UNT 50%