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For Immediate Release
February 14, 2017

IPFW Ranks Among Best in Nation for CPA Exam Pass Rate

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) recently announced the results of the 2016 Uniform CPA Examinations. Among medium-sized programs, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) Department of Accounting and Finance, in the Doermer School of Business, ranked No. 38—in the top 13th percentile—in the nation for its students’ first-time pass rate.

"This positive outcome is a reflection of the dedication to student learning that is a hallmark of our accounting faculty," said Carl Drummond, vice chancellor of academic affairs and enrollment management. "Students in our post-Baccalaureate certificate in accounting receive outstanding academic preparation at a reasonable cost of tuition."

With 32 total candidates in 72 sections, IPFW’s accounting students had a 62.5 percent pass rate and an average score of 76.8, according to NASBA. The nationwide first-time pass rate was 54.4 percent.

“We are very proud of our students and we believe this is one more reason why IPFW is such a great value,” said Janet Papiernik, associate professor of accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance. “I feel very honored to be a part of the Doermer School of Business and proud of the academic achievement of our students.”

For more information, please contact Kathy Pollock, associate professor of accounting, at 260-481-5751 or