Purdue Northwest Calumet accounting alumni exceeded national, state average passing marks on 2015 Uniform CPA Examination
Graduates of the Purdue University Calumet accounting program excelled in a national 2015 report of candidate performance on the Uniform CPA Examination. Passing marks on the exam are required to become a Certified Public Accountant.
The report, released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), indicated the passing rate of Purdue Calumet graduates, 58.3 percent, exceeded the national average (49.8 percent), as well as averages of graduates from colleges and universities throughout Indiana (55.6 percent), Illinois (49.8 percent) and AACSB-accredited institutions (49.0 percent). AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is considered the premier accreditation for collegiate business programs. Last spring, the Purdue Calumet College of Business gained AACSB accreditation, joining only 5 percent of business schools worldwide with the prestigious accreditation.
Ranked among top 8 percent nationally
According to the NASBA report, Purdue Calumet ranked 21st out of 284 institutions nationally in the category of small programs having 10 to 20 reported candidates.
While Purdue University North Central accounting graduates also fared well on the 2015 exam, fewer than 10 graduates took the exam and, hence, did not factor into the NASBA report.
With recent approval by the Higher Learning Commission, Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central have unified to become Purdue University Northwest. PNW welcomes its first class of students this fall. Current students are completing the spring semester as enrollees of Purdue Calumet in Hammond or Purdue North Central in Westville.
“Our program success is a result of a commitment to a plan of study that is well structured and focused on key academic areas,” Accounting Program Head Ed Furticella said. “Course offerings are innovative, relevant and rigorous, and each is delivered in a face-to-face setting. The classroom experience is driven by activities that integrate teacher instruction with digital tools and state-of-the-art software solutions. But most importantly, courses are taught by caring and dedicated faculty with doctorate degrees and/or years of business experience, all of whom hold professional licenses, certifications and memberships with professional organizations.”
Master of Accountancy affordability
Additionally, Accounting Today, a leading provider of online business news for tax and accounting professionals, recently listed the PNW Calumet Master of Accountancy program the fourth most affordable graduate accountancy program nationally among AACSB-accredited institutions. Accounting Degree Review provided the ranking,
Purdue University Northwest’s College of Business offers undergraduate programs of study in accounting, business analytics, finance, computer information systems, management information systems, entrepreneurship, human resources, leadership, management, marketing, hospitality and tourism management (HTM) and HTM with a fitness management option. Master’s degree programs are offered in accountancy, master of business administration (MBA) and an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) offered on Saturdays.
Other information can be obtained by contacting the College of Business (Calumet Campus) at 219-989-2595 or toll free 855-608-4600 or (North Central) 219-785-5263 or 800-872-1231. Or email the Dean’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.