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Grand View University accounting alumni ranked 10th in the nation among small programs on 2015 Uniform CPA Examination


Graduates of the Grand View University accounting program excelled in a national 2015 report of candidate performance on the Uniform CPA Examination. Passing marks on the exam are required to become a Certified Public Accountant.

The report, released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), indicated the passing rate of Grand View graduates, 75 percent, far exceeded the national average (48.4 percent), as well as averages of graduates from colleges and universities throughout Iowa (54.6 percent).

According to the NASBA report, Grand View University also ranked 10th out of 284 institutions nationally in the category of small programs having 10 to 20 reported candidates.

“The Accounting faculty were honored to learn of Grand View’s #10 of 284 national ranking for small programs for students passing CPA exam sections for the first time,” Associate Professor of Accounting Rob Ruisch said. “The CPA exam is a very difficult exam but carries much respect and value to those who pass it. Naturally, we promote it and strive to prepare our students to pass it.”

Ruisch continues, “These results are a testimony to Grand View’s commitment to preparing students for success in their chosen vocation.  Grand View’s courses are relevant and rigorous. We strive to maintain a classroom experience dedicated to learning which is supported by our caring and dedicated faculty and administration.”

Grand View University’s Business program offers undergraduate programs of study in Accounting, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Organizational Studies, Paralegal Studies, and Sport Management. Grand View also offers a Master’s degree program in Sport Management. This can be completed in two years in an evening/weekend face-to-face program.