September 18, 2018

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CPA Exam Candidate Numbers Are Back Down After Modest Growth

NASBA recently released their yearly Candidate Performance books, which we used to buy and comb through for your sake but stopped after NASBA politely asked us to stop sharing the data they wanted people to pay for. So we won’t be drilling down into that data, but we do have some points to share. In […]

The CPA Exam Stats You’ve Been Waiting For: The Best-Performing Accounting Programs of 2011

Because the 2011 NASBA Candidate Performance book is a significant improvement over previous versions, we've got some new data to share and it's pretty exciting. Now, the following stats cover first-time exams across all programs (we'll explain program size in a moment). SHOCK, Wake Forest is #1 yet again. The actual shocking part here is […]

The 2011 NASBA Candidate Performance Book Is Out; What Do You Want Us To Cover?

I procrastinated on having the fine folks who own this website buy me a copy of the 2010 candidate performance book but even if I hadn't, it usually comes out much later in the year. NASBA's quick work this year is your benefit as the latest edition is on its way to me, meaning weeks […]

Don’t Worry, We Didn’t Forget Those Texas College CPA Exam Results

You guys were obviously sick to death of the CPA exam stats but – just in time to celebrate Caleb's triumphant return to this side of the pond – we're whipping out the NASBA Candidate Performance book once again to take a look at which schools in Texas did best on the exam in 2010. […]

Wake Forest’s Lone BEC Failure Might Not Be Alone

I really can't believe I'm writing this now but when I was combing through my now dog-eared, cat-chewed, beer-bottle-stained NASBA Candidate Performance Book for my post yesterday, I realized that the Wake Forest grad who emailed me complaining about how his feelings were hurt was actually hurt over something that did not directly refer to […]

How Do The U.S. News Top Accounting Rankings Compare on CPA Exam Scores?

I'm sorry if you guys are sick of these stats but someone suggested we hit these rankings and last time I dared to write about something other than CPA exam scores, I was essentially laughed right off the Internet. Thanks for supporting my dreams, people, that'll teach me to try to get you all excited […]