About ACU’s College of Business Administration: Statistics and Data

COBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide and is the hallmark of excellence in management education. Less than 5% of business schools in the world hold AACSB accreditation. Institutions earning accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. Our mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership in the global marketplace.


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
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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 School100%100%100%
Average Salary$50,286$53,125$45,666
    
Financial Management    
Accepted Job or Grad School100%80%89%
Average Salary$45,875$36,250$35,000
    
Information Systems    
Accepted Job or Grad School100%100%100%
Average Salary$55,600$40,000$75,000
    
Management    
Accepted Job or Grad School86%96%75%
Average Salary$37,602$41,642$39,917
    
Marketing    
Accepted Job or Grad School92%91%100%
Average Salary$44,000$42,496$38,417
    
BBA Summary    
Accepted Job or Grad School94%95%92%
Average Salary$44,222$41,491$40,224
    
Master of Accountancy    
Accepted Job  or Grad School100%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
201553.6%
201459.3%
201358.6%
201260.3%
201148.65%