NASHVILLE, TENN., (August 7, 2018) – The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), announces the release of Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination – Jurisdiction Edition, 2017 and Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination – University Edition, 2017. Both publications feature comprehensive, statistical data from all (4) testing windows (AUD, BEC, FAR, REG) of the 2017 Uniform CPA Examination (Examination), and can be purchased online at:

Additional features include performance metrics by cohort for each of the 18 content areas, plus simulations and written communication. Section Descriptions are also included to explain each view of the performance metrics.

The Jurisdiction Edition provides a broad view of Uniform CPA Examination trends from around the world. In 2017, the jurisdictions with the highest pass rates were: Utah (61.79%), Wisconsin (57.60%) and Missouri (57.59%). Performance metrics also indicate 95,654 candidates took the Examination in 2017 (of which 71,199 were new candidates) with 25,834 candidates passing their fourth section of the Examination.

The University Edition includes university rankings and a variety of university and accreditation reports, including international, national, regional and state. In 2017, the universities with the most candidates sitting for a First-Time section were: Baruch College CUNY (733), University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign (639) and Pennsylvania State University – University Park (455).

Background data for these publications was obtained from the Boards of Accountancy’s submission of eligible candidate information into NASBA’s Gateway System, and then analyzed and assembled by Editor, Noël Winter, and Contributing Editors, Greg Gaynor, Ph.D., CPA, Mark M. Ulrich, CPA, and H. Fred Mittelstaedt, Ph.D.

Sold in softback format, the Jurisdiction Edition is available for $100, with University Edition available for $200. A bundle of the two publications is also available for $250. 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, demonstrating NASBA’s role as a trusted resource to Boards of Accountancy, the academic community and accounting profession.

Questions regarding NASBA’s Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination – Jurisdiction & University Editions, 2017, and other candidate performance products, should be directed to [email protected] or (615) 880-4258.

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