Profile of GMAT Testing: Residence, TY2017-TY2021

The Profile of GMAT Testing: Residence provides schools with a five-year demographic snapshot of the prospective applicant pool for graduate management programs around the world, based on candidates' region and country of residence.

February 2022


This report is one of three profile publications detailing five years of GMAT test-taking data for testing years (TY) 2017 through 2021, with score reporting data for TY2021.

Quick Facts

  • Globally, more than 1 million Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exams have been taken over the past five years by individuals interested in pursuing graduate management education.
  • The GMAT exam is an important part of the admissions process for more than 7,300 graduate management programs worldwide.
  • A total of 156,453 GMAT exams were taken worldwide by prospective business school students in testing year 2021 (TY2021), which ran from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. 
  • These examinees sent a total of 301,107 score reports to graduate-level management programs across the globe.