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ERIC Number: EJ1067155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Student Achievement at CCCU-Member Colleges: A Comparison of CCCU Students' Outcomes on the Uniform CPA Exam to Students' Outcomes at AACSB and Other Institutions of Higher Education
Hahn, William; Fairchild, Chris; Childs, R. Joseph
Christian Higher Education, v14 n4 p244-255 2015
This study investigated differences in Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam (UCPAE) pass rates between candidates who graduated from Council for Christian Colleges & Universities member schools (CCCU-member) and candidates who graduated from institutions that are not CCCU members. The data set included 1,131 institutions (72,453 candidates) with reported 2012 UCPAE pass rates. CCCU-member schools were compared to schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as well as to schools that were not accredited by the AACSB. A Mann-Whitney "U" test revealed that there is no statistically significant difference in pass rates between CCCU-member schools and schools with AACSB accreditation, but revealed a statistically significant performance advantage favoring CCCU-member schools compared to schools without AACSB accreditation. This finding suggests that CCCU-member schools are preparing candidates for the UCPAE as proficiently as are AACSB-accredited institutions. They do so by incorporating a faith-based learning environment that employs teaching methods and student-faculty interaction in ways that prepare students for professional success while serving Christ.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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