Taylor Accounting Program Achieves National Rankings

Published: Mar 11, 2016

The Taylor University Accounting program has achieved high national rankings in five of the last seven years based upon first-time passing rates of its graduates who take the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam.

The CPA exam is a qualifying exam which must be passed in order to become licensed to practice as a CPA. This achievement measured the percentage of graduates from Taylor’s Accounting program who have passed the exam in their first effort. Taylor’s program ranked as high as 19th and 23rd out of 787 and 793 colleges, respectively over in two of the past seven years.

In those same two years, Taylor placed 4th and 6th out of 245 and 265 institutions respectively in the small accounting program category. Three other years, Taylor’s program standing was in the top 40 programs in the small and very small accounting program category, rising as high as 14th out of 253 institutions one year.

“Under the direction of Associate Professor David Poucher, Taylor University has created a distinctive accounting program that has produced – and continues to produce – top-notch graduates who are outstanding in their field and using their skills for kingdom purposes in organizations around the world,” said Dr. Jody Hirschy, Associate Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Business Department at Taylor University.

“We are thankful to God for the great accomplishments of our accounting graduates. They have maximized their opportunity in a program infused with practical application, projects, ethics and CPA-exam preparation,” said Poucher. “The Taylor business and accounting faculty, steeped in real-world experience, makes every effort to be excellent in all we do, to the glory of God.”