Tarleton accounting grads rank in top 10 for CPA exam pass rate

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy has ranked Tarleton State University among the top 10 Texas colleges and universities for its accounting graduates passing the CPA exam on first try.’

Tarleton ranks seventh with a 53.3 percent pass rate. Texas Christian University rates No. 1 with a pass rate of 67.8 percent followed by Baylor, 61.1 percent; Lamar, 57.7; Abilene Christian University, 56.9; Austin Community College, 56; and UNT Dallas, 55.4.

“We are very proud of the great success of our many accounting, finance and economics students,” said Dr. Chris Shao, dean of Tarleton’s College of Business Administration. “These excellent results validate the prudence of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in approving expansion of our Master of Accounting program last spring from Stephenville to our outreach locations in Fort Worth and on the campus of McLennan Community College in Waco.”

Tarleton’s College of Business serves more than 2,800 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco and Midlothian with flexible student-centered learning opportunities. For more information, visit www.tarleton.edu/COBA.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.


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A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.