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Accounting grads are in the top 20 in the nation for passing the CPA exam

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Western’s Accounting graduates have one of the nation’s best pass rates on the Certified Public Accountants exam.

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy reports that in 2013, 73.3 percent of Western graduates taking the CPA exam passed at least one part of the exam on their first attempt.

This ranked Western 19th in the nation among large accounting programs, and the only large accounting program in the state of Washington in the top 20.