GMAT Geographic Trend Report 2023 PDF

October 2023


The GMAT Geographic Trend Report: Testing Year 2023 presents mobility trends in the graduate management education student pipeline based on the last five testing years of GMAT exam data.

This PDF report shares overall key findings, in addition to trends by region, including examinee demographics and score sending destinations and program types by citizenship; region as a study destination; and profiles of candidates from the top countries in each region.

Quick Facts

  • Global business school candidates sat for 108,851 GMAT exams in TY2023, a 51.8 percent decrease from 225,621 GMAT exams in TY2019. A significant portion of the drop from TY2019 to TY2023 was due to the impact of COVID-19 on test center availability, candidate mobility, and uncertainty of the status of graduate programs.
  • GMAT examinees sent 195,820 score reports to programs around the world in TY2023.
  • Women represented 44 percent of global exams taken in TY2023, down slightly from 47 percent in TY2019.
  • Candidates younger than 25 represented 49 percent of global exams taken in TY2023, slightly down from 52 percent in TY2019.
  • The proportion of exams with a total score of 600 or greater increased by 6 percent over a five-year period.