Colorado State College of Business Students Rank First in State and 17th Nationally on Cpa Results

Colorado State University ranked No. 1 in Colorado and 17th nationally in percentage of first-time candidates without advanced degrees who passed all four parts of the Certified Public Accountant exam.

The results, which were announced last week, are based on exams taken in 2006.

"This is absolutely fantastic news," said Ajay Menon, dean of the College of Business. "It is a true testament to the quality of the education and faculty at the College of Business."

Barry Lewis is chairman of the Department of Accounting in the college.

"It’s hard to beat the combination of outstanding students and dedicated faculty," Lewis said.

The CPA exam is intended for people interested in becoming certified public accountants. The exam consists of four sections including auditing and attestation, business environment and concepts, financial accounting and reporting, and regulation.