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January 29, 2023

Let’s Dig Into Some Illinois College CPA Exam Results!

Continuing with our 2011 CPA exam performance series, today we're going to look at Illinois schools. While we won't be hitting the small states like NJ, MI, OH, AK, etc, we're up for suggestions if you guys would like to see certain data. CPA exam March Madness perhaps? If you have a specific suggestion that doesn't involve posting best CPA exam performance among Nebraska community colleges, get in touch please.

Illinois was 4th nationally in number of candidates sent as well as exams taken and ranked 10th nationally in pass rate and average score. Illinois candidates took more REG exams than anything else at 3,823. The overall Illinois pass rate was 51%.

Ready for the top ten? Let's do it.

  • Illinois Institute of Technology 70%
  • Olivet Nazarene 66.7%
  • Trinity Christian College 62.1%
  • Wheaton 61.5%
  • Northwestern University 60.6%
  • Illinois Wesleyan University 59.2%
  • Bradley University 58.4%
  • Augustana 58.3%
  • University of Illinois Chicago 56.8%
  • Illinois State University 54.7%

So, how about the WORST performers? As many of you know, DeVry is headquartered in Illinois so it's extra embarrassing that DeVry Oak Brook came in at 13.4%. The only schools that did worse were American Intercontinental at 6.7% (BURN!) and National Louis University at 12.5%.

UI Urbana Champaign sent the highest number of candidates at 556 and also took the most exams at 1,561. Too bad they had a 54.2% pass rate and just missed the top 10.

Trinity grads had the highest average score at 77.8 while American Intercontinental came in at a pathetic 47.7 at the other end.

We'll be back next week for more CPA exam stats, this time from Texas. Commence to bragging (or crying)!


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