Wake Forest Master of Science in Accountancy Students Continue #1 CPA Pass Rate Streak

12.2.2014 Accounting, Careers, General, News Release, School News

Wake Forest students hold top pass rate among U.S. institutions with accounting programs

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Wake Forest University School of Business students in the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program have once again achieved the top pass rate in the nation on the Certified Public Accounting exam, among U.S. universities with accounting programs.

Wake Forest had the highest pass rate for universities with an accounting program among 787 institutions included in the 2014 edition of Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance and the No. 1 pass rate for large (more than 60 exam candidates) and medium (21-60 exam candidates) sized programs.

Wake Forest students have earned the top ranking twelve times since the School began offering a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree in 1997, more than any other university during the same time period.

According to Jack Wilkerson, Senior Associate Dean, Accountancy Programs, “The outstanding performance of our accounting students on the CPA exam year after year, is a clear indicator that they leave Wake Forest ready to make an impact at their organizations and in the accounting profession on day one. I thank our faculty and staff for their consistent focus on preparing our students to launch their professional accounting careers.”

Traditionally, 100% of Wake Forest’s MSA graduates have accepted job offers prior to graduation, with many students receiving multiple offers.

The Wake Forest accountancy programs, including the MSA program, are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  Students have the option of specializing in the career tracks of Assurance Services, Tax Consulting Services or Financial Transaction Services.

Wake Forest is currently accepting applications for admission to the Master of Science in Accountancy program.  More information may be found online at https://business.wfu.edu/msa.

Media contact: Stephanie Skordas, skordas@wfu.edu, 336.758.4098