Wake Forest Students Use Becker’s CPA Exam Review In Achieving Highest CPA Exam Pass Rate in the Nation

1.24.2012 Article, Faculty News, Strategy

Reposted from Reuters.com

Becker Professional Education, today announced that students of its partner, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, N.C. achieved the highest pass rate in the nation on the CPA Exam among candidates from nearly 2,000 colleges and universities. Since Wake Forest University began offering Becker’s CPA Exam Review course in 1997, they have earned the top ranking nine times, more than any other university in the country.

“The reason our students have been so successful is that we have outstanding students, a rigorous academic program and an outstanding review class at the end,” said Dale Martin, Wayne Calloway Professor of Accountancy and Coordinator of the Becker/Wake Forest University CPA Review Program. “When I talk with students after they have taken the exam, they almost always say that they didn’t see anything that they hadn’t seen before. I think that is a real tribute to the quality of our programs and Becker’s CPA Exam Review course.”

Becker Professional Education works closely with Wake Forest faculty to meet the needs of their students. All Wake Forest accounting students receive access to Becker’s CPA Exam Review course as part of their education. Students also meet with Becker representatives once a year to discuss the CPA exam application and schedule process to develop a thorough understanding of what to expect on the exam.

“We would like to congratulate Wake Forest and their students on this incredible accomplishment,” said John Roselli, president of Becker Professional Education. “Becker is honored that the nation’s most successful program has chosen to use Becker’s CPA Exam Review to help prepare their students.”

This proven track record of success has earned Becker relationships with more than 140 top universities including University of Southern California, Brigham Young University, The Ohio State University, College of William & Mary and Indiana University at Bloomington. Becker’s fully integrated and comprehensive course features 100 hours of expert instruction, 200 task-based simulations, and two full final exams per part that mirror the CPA exam in every way.

Since Becker’s founding, almost half a million students have successfully passed the CPA Exam using its products, including 14 of the 15 top scorers on the CPA Exam in 2010. Becker students pass the CPA Exam at double the rate of non-Becker candidates*.

About Becker Professional Education

Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. Nearly half a million professionals have advanced their careers through its CPA Exam Review, PMP® Exam Review and Continuing Professional Education courses. Throughout its more than 50 year history, Becker has earned a strong track record of student success through world-class teaching, curriculum and learning tools that enable its students to develop the knowledge and performance skills necessary to stay ahead in an ever-changing business world. For more about Becker Professional Education, please visit www.becker.com.

*Becker Professional Education students pass at twice the rate of all CPA Exam candidates who did not take a Becker review course, based on averages of AICPA-published pass rates. Data verified by an independent, third-party firm.