The AICPA has released the 2015 CPA Exam Pass Rates. The NINJAs did some digging and ran a comparison of Q4 over the last five years, as well as a cumulative comparison going back to 2006.
1. Q3 is typically the strongest quarter of the year, with Q1 being the weakest. This wasn't the case with FAR in 2015, as it was the weakest quarter of the year.
2. For the 3rd straight year, BEC finishes the year in the mid-50s. Well done, NINJAs!
3. AUD normally has the lowest pass rate, but it actually tied with FAR in 2015 at 47%. AUD also finished with its highest Q4 pass rate in 5 years.
AUD happens to be the 2nd most-popular section of NINJA MCQ (behind FAR)…total coincidence, probably. 😉
4. Holy pass rate explosion, BEC. Up 12 percentage points since 2006.
Notes: For readability, the pass rates are rounded to the nearest percentage.
To see the data breakdown, hover your mouse over the chart.