Facts and figures

The 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 educational programmes to more than 1.95 million students aged 3 to 19 across the globe. The IB programmes can be offered individually or as a continuum of international education.

Number of schools offering IB programmes

As of September 2021, there were over 7,400 programmes being offered worldwide, across over 5,400 schools in 159 countries.

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 2016 and 2020, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide has grown by 33.3%.

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Facts about the organization

A foundation registered in Switzerland, the IB is non-profit. It is governed by an elected 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

IB UK Gender Pay Gap Report

Welcome to the first IB UK Gender Pay Gap report. The IB already had a strong focus on the gender pay gap and we remain committed to narrowing the gap by balancing everyone across the IB at all levels.  —Adrian Langton, Head of HR UK

Read the report here [337 KB]