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Student Retention Rates
+ Percentage of students who enter ACU as a COBA (business) major and remain a COBA major.
* Percentage of students who enter ACU as a COBA (business) major and stay at the university.

  Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
Entered as COBA 201 185 149 191 192 202
2nd year +66.2
*71.6
+75.7
*78.9
+61.7
*71.8
+71.2
*80.6
+71.4
*76.0
+80.2
*85
3rd year +59.2
*67.7
+57.3
*69
+54.4
*65.1
+64.4
*74.3
+65.1
*71.4
 
4th year +54.2
*63.2
+53.5
*65.9
+47.7
*59.1
+57.1
*66.5
   
5th year +18.4
*23.4
+7.6
*14.6
+10.7
*16.1
     
6th year +1.0
*2.0
+.5
*.5
       

 

Student Graduation Rates
+ Percentage of students who enter ACU as a COBA (business) major and graduate as COBA major from the university.

* Percentage of students who enter ACU as a COBA (business) major and graduate from the university.

  Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011    
4 year +34.3
*39.3
+42.2 +36.2
*43.0
   
5 year +52.7
*61.2
+49.7
*64.3
     
6 year +54.2
*64.2
       

 

Job Placement
Data is based on May Graduates and taken within 90 days of graduation. Data includes only graduates who are U.S. citizens. Salary data excludes commissions and bonuses.

Major 2013 2014 2015  
Accounting        
   Accepted Job or Grad School 100% 100% 100%  
   Average Salary $50,286 $53,125 $45,666  
Financial Management        
   Accepted Job or Grad School 100% 100% 100%  
   Average Salary $45,875 $36,250 $35,000  
Information Systems        
   Accepted Job or Grad School 100% 100% 100%  
   Average Salary $55,600 $40,000 $75,000  
Management        
   Accepted Job or Grad School 86% 96% 75%  
   Average Salary $37,602 $41,642 $39,417  
Marketing        
   Accepted Job or Grad School 92% 91% 100%  
   Average Salary $44,000 $42,496 $38,417  
BBA Summary        
   Accepted Job or Grad School 94% 95% 92%  
   Average Salary $44,222 $41,491 $40,224  
Master of Accountancy        
   Accepted Job or Grad School 100% 100% 92%  
   Average Salary $47,500 $52,125 $54,136  

 

COBA Alum CPA Exam Pass Rate
CPA Exam Pass Rates taken from data found at Texas State Board of Public Accountancy: http://www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/php/fpl/unvcompare.php. Pass rate is calculated as: # of sections passed/#of sections attempted.

  Year CPA Exam Pass Rate  
  2015 53.6%  
  2014 59.3%  
  2013 58.6%  
  2012 60.3%  
  2011 48.65%