I received a response from a state senator's office, and they deferred to the Board of Public Accountancy's explanation. This is what I wrote in response. Thank you for your response. Mr. XXX showed me a study that found that students at less-selective schools have higher CPA pass rates when they attend class on campus. The study didn't do a direct comparison between on-campus and online students within the same school, and it didn't include highly-selective schools. So, the generalizability of the results is quite limited. It should also be noted that, in 2017, Texas was not in the Top 10 states with the highest CPA exam pass rates.