A recent Texas State Board of Public Accountancy report shows that University of Houston-Downtown students taking the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination equal or exceed the success rate of students taking the test from other major universities.
Between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2,375 candidates from all Texas universities, public and private, took the exam and 312 or 13.14 percent passed all sections and are eligible to apply for their CPA certificate. Forty-six students from UHD took the exam and six passed all sections for a success rate of 13.04 percent. The University of Houston had 212 students take the exam and 23 passed all sections for a 10.84 percent success rate during this testing period.
The University of Texas at Austin students had a 14 percent success rate. The Texas A&M University (College Station) students had a 9.5 percent success rate and Sam Houston State University had a 6.5 percent success rate.
“This is only one testing period, but it is a good indicator of the quality of the preparation our students receive,” said Don Bates, dean of the UHD College of Business. “Certainly the quality of our program matches or exceeds other business programs in the state, but it also speaks well for the caliber of students who choose to attend UHD. They don’t receive enough credit for their talent and hard work.”
UHD is a diverse, four-year state university that offers a wide variety of undergraduate program and graduate programs in criminal justice, professional writing, security management and teaching. UHD is one of four separate universities in the University of Houston System.