GMAT Trends: More people are taking the GMATBy George Mason University Mar 13, 2013 6:08PM UTC
- A record number of women took the GMAT, hitting 43% in 2013. “Women made up the majority of test takers for citizen groups in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Russia.”
- “More younger people are taking the exam, as the percentage of tests taken by those younger than 25 was 47% in 2012, up from 38% in 2008. More than half the Asian and European citizens taking the GMAT exam were under 25.”
- “More test takers are sending their GMAT scores to specialized master’s degrees in business, such as master of accountancy, finance and management. In 2012, 29% of all scores were sent to specialized masters programs, up from 17% in 2008.”
- “The U.S. remains the top score-sending destination, with 76 percent of more than 831,000 score reports sent to business schools in the U.S”
GMAT Trends: More people are taking the GMAT
People have been wondering a lot lately about GMAT trends and how the trends, possibly even in their scores, will impact their application. Well, here is some recent data about GMAT trends: testing is hitting new records.
According to Beat the GMAT
GMAT testing hit a record 286,529 exams taken last year, the greatest annual total ever with an 11% increase over the previous year and a 16% rise from 2008.
Much of the increase in test takers happened outside of the United States.
Exams taken by U.S. citizens represented 41% of global exams taken in testing year 2012, down from 51% in 2008. The upshot: GMAT testing outside of the United States continued to grow quickly, with tests taken by non-U.S. citizens rising 19% over 2011, accounting for 59% of global GMAT volume.
Here are some other interesting GMAT trends:
Check out the original post for more GMAT trends that have developed over the last year. What do you find most interesting? If you are thinking of a military MBA, many of these trends might have an impact on you!
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