DelVal students excel on the CPA Exam

Sep 01, 2016

Delaware Valley University had more students pass the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam than 92 percent of the schools in Pennsylvania that reported results to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). In the Candidate Report for Colleges and Universities published by NASBA, DelVal is ranked sixth in the state out of 79 Pennsylvania schools that reported results. Schools were ranked based on the percentage of students who passed the CPA exam.

The top schools in order of pass rates included:

1. Ursinus 83.3 %
2. The University of Pennsylvania 80.3 %
3. Lycoming 70.3%
4. Lehigh 68.4%
5. Penn State Erie 66.7%
6. Delaware Valley University 65.2%
7. Carnegie Mellon 64.9%
8. University of Pittsburgh Main 62.9%
9. Villanova 62.3%
10. Marywood University 60%

DelVal Assistant Professor of Business Elizabeth Kolar keeps up-to-date on the CPA exam so that she can help prepare DelVal students. She recently gave a presentation entitled, "How to Incorporate CPA Exam Content in the Classroom," in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She also presented, "What to Expect on the New 2017 CPA Exam," on Aug. 6 at the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) annual conference in Baltimore. BAP is an international honor organization for financial information students and professionals.

"The success on this exam shows that our undergraduate business students are leaving DelVal prepared and qualified to succeed in their field," said Kolar.