Grove City College accounting graduates excelled on the CPA exam in record-breaking fashion, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
Not only did the College’s pass rate rank ninth in the nation for the second straight year, the NASBA’s 2018 CPA Exam Performance Report found that for the fifth time in six years that the College’s graduates are in the top 25 in the national medium-sized college category.
Graduates also placed 31st in the nation among all colleges and universities with accounting programs – about 1,200 schools.
“Our students are gifted and hard-working and take full advantage of the structure and content of Grove City College’s expansive accounting curriculum to prepare them for success,” Dr. Michelle McFeaters, interim department chair, said.
In addition, the department’s pass rate of 79.7 percent is the highest ever and almost 30 percent above the national average. Grove City College is the second highest rated school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania just slightly behind the University of Pennsylvania.
Grove City College’s Department of Accounting and Finance prepares students well above many other schools in the nation. Not only for the CPA exam, but for careers in accounting and finance as well. “Our faculty do a wonderful job engaging students and preparing them for this professional certification exam. We’ve seen a steady climb upward in our student success outcomes over the last decade,” McFeaters said.
An average of 96 percent of Grove City College graduates are working or in graduate school within six months of graduation. “They are not only technically proficient in accounting, but they are also people of high integrity and outstanding character and are highly sought after in the hiring process by local, regional and national accounting firms,” McFeaters said.