CBA Disclosure Reports

College of Business Administration Career Outcomes

2017-2018 Career Outcomes
College of Business Administration
Secured Employment Seeking Higher Degree Returned to Home Country No Report
4-Year BSBA 87.9% 6.1% 3.0% 3.0%
5-Year BSBA/MBA 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
MBA 82.9% 2.9% 8.6% 5.7%

College of Business Administration BSBA Graduation Rates

BSBA Graduation Rates*
College of Business Administration
Student Entered 4 Year Graduation Rate 5 Year Graduation Rate 6 Year Graduation Rate
2014-2015 54.7% Spring 2019 Spring 2020
2013-2014 39.7% 54.0% Spring 2019
2012-2013 70.4% 79.6% 87.0%
2011-2012 60.5% 67.3% 67.3%
2010-2011 35.3% 67.6% 73.5%

Freshmen included in the count are comprised of students that meet the following conditions:

  1. Enrolled in one of the Colleges or Schools at the University of Detroit Mercy.
  2. Enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits) for 2 semesters during the academic year.
  3. Either enrolled initially in the College of Business Administration or transferred into the College of Business Administration from another University of Detroit Mercy college.
  4. If the student transferred from the College of Business Administration to another University of Detroit Mercy college, the student is removed from the graduation percentage calculation.
  5. If the student last attends the College of Business Administration and withdraws from the University of Detroit Mercy prior to graduation, the student remains in the base of the graduation percentage calculation.

*The above rates are preliminary and subject to change.

CPA Exam Pass Rates: First-time Candidates

Exam 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Auditing 71.4 40.0 42.9 33.3 85.7
Business Environment 60.0 80.0 25.0 83.3 71.4
Financial Acct & Reporting 40.0 60.0 33.3 75.0 50.0
Regulation 33.3 100.0 66.7 62.5 42.9
Overall* 50.0 64.7 41.2 68.0 63.0
National Average 54.6 55.0 55.0 54.4 52.9

*Ranked among top 40 small programs nationally in 2016 and 2017, outperforming Harvard University (2016), the University of Chicago (2016), and the University of Pennsylvania (2017).

CPA Exam Pass Rates: All Candidates

Exam 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Auditing 66.7 33.3 46.2 14.3 63.6
Business Environment 62.5 80.0 28.6 58.3 53.9
Financial Acct & Reporting 50.0 50.0 50.0 43.8 44.4
Regulation 27.8 57.1 60.0 54.6 46.2
Overall 47.9 54.2 44.8 45.7 52.2
National Average 49.4 49.5 49.8 48.7 48.3

College of Business Administration Retention and Attrition Rates

University of Detroit Mercy Retention and Attrition Rates (by College)

University of Detroit Mercy Retention and Graduation Rates