Trinity Accounting Grads Continue Impressive CPA Exam Success

Mar 09, 2017


CPA 2016 Number 1 - Highest Average Passing ScoreTrinity Christian College is pleased to announce that in 2016, graduates of our accounting program scored the highest average passing score in the state for schools with 46 or more exam sections taken on the CPA exams administered by the Illinois Board of Examiners.

This follows last year’s stellar success rate. In 2015, Trinity’s accounting program graduates had the highest pass rate in the state on the CPA exams among schools with 37 or more parts taken.

“At Trinity, our accounting graduates leave here prepared for personal and professional success,” said Dr. Lynn Spellman White, professor of accounting.

Some of the world’s largest accounting organizations have hired Trinity alumni and student interns, including BDO, Deloitte, PwC, RSM, and Plante Moran.

Across the state of Illinois, 30 schools had 46 or more parts taken on the 2016 exam. Those schools include such programs as DePaul University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Those sitting for the exam in Illinois must have completed 150 semester hours, with at least 30 credit hours in accounting. Many of those sitting for the exam have achieved graduate degrees, while Trinity’s students can complete all the necessary course requirements in four years.

The Illinois Board of Examiners is a state agency that evaluates academic credentials, approves candidates to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, monitors CPA examination testing activity throughout the year, and issues the Certificate of CPA Exam Completion upon passing the exam.