We have been measuring our students' pass rates since 2004. The pass rate is calculated as the number of parts passed divided by the number of parts completed.
CPAexcel student pass rate: 87%
National average pass rate per the AICPA: 47%
We measure our students' pass rates through quarterly surveys following the release of the CPA Exam results. We achieve good survey participation by entering all respondents who took the CPA Exam in the most recent quarter into a drawing for a cash prize. Learn more about our Student Award Program »
Students responding to the survey furnish their exam scores to us, enabling us to know whether they passed or failed. Our own records tell us which students completed the course, defined as earning a CPAexcel score of 90% or more. (This 90% level is also used by other courses to identify serious students for the purpose of their guarantees.) Exam parts passed are counted as completed and passed. Exam parts completed and failed are counted as completed and failed. Exam parts not completed and failed are not counted. The percentage pass rate is the number of parts passed divided by the number of parts completed.
If you look at the CPA Exam pass rates of other CPA Exam Review Courses you will find that they either do not publish their pass rates or they do not explain how they calculate their pass rates. Specific, detailed information on a course's pass rates is necessary to judge a course's effectiveness. The team at CPAexcel takes student pass rates seriously. Our student pass rates indicate the success of our course, and what improvements, if any, need to be made to ensure our pass rates remain consistently high. This is why, as a CPA Exam candidate, you should carefully consider a course's pass rate information before making your final course selection.