Nazareth College had one of the highest pass rates for the 2011 New York State CPA exam.
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) reported the pass rate for all the schools in New York State. Nazareth College was in the Top 10 with the 6th highest pass rate and the highest pass rate of any school in the greater Rochester area:
- Columbia University 78.6%
- Vassar 72.7%
- Cornell 71.4%
- Houghton College 70%
- Elmira College 68%
- Nazareth College Rochester 65%
- University of Rochester 63.8%
- Union College 63.6%
- SUNY Buffalo 58.6%
- NYU 58%
This is quite a distinction, but not a surprise, for our "small but mighty" program. Historically, our accounting graduates have a solid record of success and are quickly hired by local and regional firms.
As the Naz test takers will tell you, the CPA exam is a tough grind. Only the serious student need apply. Our Naz accounting students are serious and are some of the best prepared in New York State.
Accounting Professors Phyllis Bloom, Eileen Beiter, and Cathy Leverone are outstanding teachers and together they have taken the accounting program to the next level.
The year 2011 was a good year for the accounting program. Three of our accounting alumni were honored by Financial Executives Institute for their outstanding work in the field (see photo below) - David Graham '03 - Controller - Bonadio Group, LeAnn Hicks '92 - CFO - Pharos Systems, Professor Phyllis Bloom, and Laurie Leo '89 - CFO - Klein Steel).
Learn more about our accounting program.