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Jurisdiction and University Editions of NASBA’s Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination Publication Now Available for Purchase

NASHVILLE, TENN., (FEBRUARY 22, 2016) — The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), today announces the release of two redesigned candidate performance publications, Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination – Jurisdiction Edition and Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination – University Edition. Both publications feature comprehensive, statistical data from all (4) testing windows of the 2015 Uniform CPA Examination, are available in paperback and eBook formats, and can be purchased online at

Features of the redesigned editions include comprehensive cohort tracking, candidate pipeline reporting and a breakdown of performance on the 23 content areas and four skills areas. Also, in an effort to make the data easily understood and utilized, new Section Descriptions are included to better explain each view of the performance metrics.

Designed specifically with the State Boards of Accountancy in mind, the Jurisdiction Edition provides a broad view of Uniform CPA Examination trends from around the world. According to the publication’s findings, the jurisdictions with the highest pass rate during 2015 were: Utah (65.4%), Wisconsin (60.5%) and Missouri (58.5%). Performance metrics also indicate 93,724 candidates took the Uniform CPA Examination in 2015 (of which 42,439 were new candidates) with 26,110 candidates passing their fourth section of the Uniform CPA Examination.

The University Edition highlights school performance on many levels, including: international, national, regional, state and accreditation. University rankings are also a prominent feature of this edition.

The University Edition reports that during 2015, the universities with the most candidates were: Baruch College CUNY (805), University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign (657) and the University of Southern California (478).

Background data for these publications was obtained directly from the State Boards of Accountancy’s submission of eligible candidate information into NASBA’s Gateway System, and then analyzed and assembled by Editor, Matthew Wilkins, and Contributing Editors, Greg Gaynor and Mark M. Ulrich.

Paperback copies are priced at $100 each for the 2015 Jurisdiction Edition and $200 each for the 2015 University Edition. A bundle of the two publications is available for $250. The publications are also available in eBook format. All orders can be placed through

NASBA began gathering data on CPA Examination candidates in 1982, and has published reports on performance and selected characteristics since 1985. These improvement efforts represent a continuation of NASBA’s ongoing role as a reliable and trusted resource to the accounting profession and academic community.

Questions regarding NASBA’s Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination – Jurisdiction & University Editions, and other candidate performance products, should be directed to [email protected] or (615) 312-3806.

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Cassandra Gray
Office: (615) 564-2172
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Matthew Wilkins
Office: (615) 312-3806
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