Adding up to Greatness

June 26, 2017


Do you know a prospective student who aspires to be among the best of the best in the accounting field? The Canisius College Accounting Program continues its tradition of excellence, ranking #1 in New York State.  Alumni of the undergraduate accounting program who sat for the CPA exam for the first time within one year of graduation earned the highest overall score on the 2016 New York State Certified Public Accounting Exam. Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program ranked first (1st) out of 44 colleges and universities in the state, scoring an average of 81.65 percent on the CPA exam. The 2016 exam is the most recent to be published by the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

Paige Burkard ’15, MBA ’16 distinguished herself as one of only 58 of 102,323 nationwide to receive a prestigious honor. She received a 2016 Elijah Watt Sells Award from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Read more about Pagie here.

This notable award is given to CPA candidates who obtained a cumulative average score above 95.5 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Exam, passed all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and completed testing in 2016.