College of Business and Innovation

COBI CPA Pass Rate

CPA exam pass rates for UT COBI graduates exceed state and national averages

Individuals who want to be certified public accountants know that preparation for the CPA exam is of paramount importance. Where you study is essential, and the higher the pass rate by graduates at a particular college, the better.

That is why it is important that students are enrolled at a school with a proven track record of its graduates successfully passing the CPA exam.

According to the 2009 through 2013 reports from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), UT COBI graduates passed the CPA exam at an average rate exceeding both state and national averages.  Comparing the percentage of college graduates who passed all four parts of the CPA exam reveals the following: 


Candidates with advanced degrees Masters of Science in Accounting (MSA) Average 2009-2013

Candidates with bachelor’s degrees

Average 2009-2013

Across Ohio



UT COBI students



 “UT COBI candidates with a bachelor’s degree passed at an average rate of 5.3% higher than all Ohio schools reported during the period.  UT COBI MSA students passed at an average rate of 6.9% higher than all Ohio schools reported during the period.” noted Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby, Chair, Department of Accounting at UT COBI.

“We are proud of the achievements of our students. These results are a clear and powerful indication that our accounting program is a high caliber program and our faculty is very committed to being educators” Dr. HassabElnaby said.

Last Updated: 8/31/15