Facts and figures

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) publishes a range of statistics and information regarding the organization's work.

Our statistical bulletins have summary statistics of student results in IB examinations, and you can read about the IB’s programmes below. 

Facts about IB programmes and schools

The IB offers four programmes for students aged 3 to 19. The programmes can be offered individually or as a continuum. This data was last updated on 01 September 2017.

Number of schools offering IB programmes

On 01 September 2017, there were 6,296 programmes being offered worldwide, across 4,795 schools. 

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Number of IB programmes offered in different countries

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There are schools teaching IB programmes around the world. For further information on the number of schools in a particular country, please use the country search.

Growth in number of IB programmes

Between 2012 and 2017, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide has grown by 39.3%.

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Facts about the organization

A foundation registered in Switzerland, the IB is non-profit. It is governed by an elected 17-member Board of Governors, which appoints the Director General, sets the strategic direction of the organization, adopts a mission statement, makes policy, oversees the IB's financial management, and ensures the autonomy and integrity of IB Diploma Programme examinations and other student assessment. Board membership represents cultural and geographical diversity.

The main sources of IB income are:

  • authorization and evaluation fees
  • workshops and conferences
  • publications
  • annual school fee  
  • examination fees
  • other fees, including donations

The IB annual review

The annual review is a summary of progress made over the year, based on a number of key indicators. 

Read the latest annual review