2014 CPA Examination Statistics Released

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Annual Candidate Performance Book Features Exclusive Data from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

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By supplying data and analysis regarding candidate performance, NASBA helps both schools and the accounting profession by assisting in the development of successful accounting graduates and future CPAs.

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announces the release of the 2014 Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance Book. Published annually, the book features comprehensive statistical data from all four (4) testing windows of the Uniform CPA Examination administered in 2014.

Top-ranked colleges and universities, accounting firms, researchers, professors, university accounting programs, corporate recruiters, students and aspiring certified public accountants find great value in the publication’s numerous statistical components.

Through analysis of the publication’s national average data, institutions can compare their school's overall performance against others. Professors are better equipped to measure student performance and the performance of their respective accounting programs. The publication also aids accounting firms and corporate recruiters as they develop pipelines of talent, and assists students and aspiring CPAs as they seek enrollment into top-ranked accounting programs.

According to University of Baltimore Professor Greg Gaynor, “By supplying data and analysis regarding candidate performance, NASBA helps both schools and the accounting profession by assisting in the development of successful accounting graduates and future CPAs.”

In addition to the summary data points, significant emphasis has been placed on enhancing the demographics reported throughout the publication's two-page jurisdictional dashboards. Featured tables also provide a more granular view of individual exam event and performance data.

Featured tables in the 2014 Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance Book include:

  •     2014 Annual and Quarterly Summaries,
  •     Jurisdiction Summary Statistics,
  •     Top 30 Countries (By number of candidates),
  •     Demographic Trending (Age, Gender, Degree), and
  •     2014 Institution Rankings by first-time Examination Performance.

The 2014 Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance Book is available for purchase, in both softback ($150) and eBook (Coming Soon $100) versions. CLICK HERE to learn more about the publication and to place an order. Also, a complimentary copy of the 2014 Examination Summary Report is available by clicking the following link: COMPLIMENTARY REPORT.

NASBA first began gathering data on CPA Examination candidates in 1982 and has published reports on performance and selected characteristics since 1985.

Questions regarding NASBA’s 2014 Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance Book and other candidate performance products should be directed to cpb(at)nasba(dot)org or 615.312.3806.

About NASBA
Celebrating more than 100 years of service, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the nation’s Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 700,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy in meeting their regulatory responsibilities. The Association promotes the exchange of information among accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions.

NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with satellite offices in New York, NY, and San Juan, PR, and an International Computer Testing and Call Center in Guam.

To learn more about NASBA, visit http://www.nasba.org.

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