WFU accounting students rank second in nation, first in North Carolina

Graduates of Wake Forest University’s Calloway School of Business and Accountancy rank second in the nation for their performance on the 2002 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, the most recent scores available from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Seventy-four percent of Wake Forest students taking the exam for the first time passed all four parts: auditing, business law and professional responsibilities, financial accounting and reporting, and accounting and reporting. Wake Forest students ranked second in the auditing category and third in business law and professionalism.

Since the Calloway School started offering a master’s degree in accounting in 1997, its students have ranked first or second in the nation on CPA exam passage rate each year.

Wake Forest students also received the top two CPA exam scores in North Carolina on the May, 2003 exam. State score results are made available one year earlier than national scores. Michael Tarver, a 2003 graduate who now works for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. in Richmond, received the gold medal. Kristen Rogers, a 2003 graduate who is a tax associate for KPMG, LLP in Charlotte, received the silver medal.

The Calloway School is ranked 21st among the nation’s undergraduate business programs by U.S. News & World Report. It was ranked 15th in accounting programs and 16th in entrepreneurship in the magazine’s recent college rankings guide.

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