CPA Exam Candidates Are Totally Killing It On the Exam

So, what gives? Are you guys studying more? Actually using those fancy apps? Doing more than highlighting and praying?

If your tin foil hat is tightly strapped to your head, you might just think demand is higher for CPAs than it's ever been so that's why more are you are passing but what sort of nut would suggest such a crazy idea?

Here's what Q1 looked like:

Historically speaking, that's pretty good. Let's take a quick look at Q1 performance in previous years:

2010
AUD 46.86%
BEC 46.59%
FAR 44.95%
REG 49.00%

2011
AUD 43.88%
BEC 42.32%
FAR 42.43%
REG 41.28%

2012
AUD 44.90%
BEC 48.63%
FAR 43.84%
REG 45.00%

2013
AUD 45.19%
BEC 53.47%
FAR 47.16%
REG 47.57%
 

Will BEC sweep with the highest cummulative passrate for a fourth year in a row? Who knows. More importantly, who cares? Maybe you do.

 

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