CPA Exam Pass Rates

CPA Exam Pass Rates

CPA Exam Pass Rates by year for the last 15 years (2006-2021).


The CPA Exam Pass Rate data shows some interesting 5-year Trends:

  • AUD increased approx. 7 points, and then tanked in 2021
  • BEC is way up, 2/3 who took it passed in 2020 (lockdowns = more studying), and then it dropped some in 2021.
  • FAR leaped from mid-40s to the 50s (and then back to the mid-40s in 2021)
  • REG actually increased with the TCJA changes, and the CARES Act didn't change that either.

2021Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4950474548
BEC6263626062
FAR4743484145
REG5959635860
2020Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4865574853
BEC6277706166
FAR4663564450
REG5576665862
2019Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4955524851
BEC5860635960
FAR4449504146
REG5059585656
2018Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4955514951
BEC5660606059
FAR4249494546
REG5056575053
2017Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4352524849
BEC5055555553
FAR4344484344
REG4648494647
2016Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4549454446
BEC5556585355
FAR4546484346
REG4850504648

2015Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4549484747
BEC5358595556
FAR4449504347
REG4851514749
2014Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4749474246
BEC5358585255
FAR4448514648
REG4952524449
2013Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4548474346
BEC5356595456
FAR4749514548
REG4850504749
2012Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4548504447
BEC4953585153
FAR4447544648
REG4550514648
2011Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4448474346
BEC4246524547
FAR4244504446
REG4145454444

2010Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4751494548
BEC4749514447
FAR4548534548
REG4952544751
2009Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4852524850
BEC4649524648
FAR4651514648
REG4852524750
2008Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4553514749
BEC4748504647
FAR4650544649
REG4649514949
2007Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4448514548
BEC4448474747
FAR4449524648
REG4248504747
2006Q1Q2Q3Q4Year
AUD4144474444
BEC4243464344
FAR4243474548
REG3942454242

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