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 86.4% for all parts of the CPA exam attempted during 2019. This pass rate placed 6th in the nation among 247 large academic institutions (defined as having more than 60 candidates) participating in the CPA exam during 2019. It also placed the FSOA 10th in the nation among all 758 academic institutions having at least 10 candidates taking part in the CPA exam during 2019.

Rankings comparing 2019 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.

*Data is obtained from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Because of their current focus on the CPA Evolution, NASBA has ceased publishing this data until the transition is completed. This is effective with the 2020 CPA Exam.