CPA Exam Performance

For many accountants, the highest professional distinction one can earn is the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In addition to meeting stringent educational and ethical requirements, CPAs must also pass a series of four examinations covering: Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), and Regulation (REG). Performance on these exams is also an important measure of success for accounting programs.

Most Recent CPA Exam Results

FSOA first-time candidates distinguished themselves by scoring an overall passing rate of 80% for all parts of the CPA exam attempted during 2017. This pass rate placed 8th in the nation among 264 large academic institutions (defined as having more than 60 candidates) participating in the CPA exam during 2017. It also placed the FSOA 12th in the nation among all 797 academic institutions having at least 10 candidates taking part in the CPA exam during 2017.

Rankings comparing 2017 FSOA student performance relative to the performance by students from peer academic institutions are provided in the links below. The links also provide similar tables comparing FSOA student performance to that of other public academic institutions in Florida.