UB School of Management Accounting Students Top State in CPA Exam Results, Score High in U.S. Exam

Release Date: September 25, 2001 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A higher percentage of UB undergraduate accounting students passed all or some parts of the May 2000 certified public accountant exam than did students from any other college or university in New York State, according to a report released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

The UB students, all first-time candidates for CPA status, were among 53,691 candidates from more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country who sat for the exam.

UB also distinguished itself nationally, according to the report. UB undergraduate accounting students achieved the second highest passing rate in the United States on the "accounting and reporting" section of the CPA exam and the fifth highest passing rate in the U.S. on the "business law and professional responsibilities" part of the exam.

"The results are a tribute to the hard work and professionalism of our students and the faculty who teach them," says Ronald J. Huefner, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair in the UB Department of Accounting and Law.

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