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's results in IB examinations, and you can read about the IB’s programmes below. 

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

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. 

Number of schools offering IB programmes

On 11 December 2014, there were 4972 programmes being offered worldwide, across 3968 schools. 

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Number of IB programmes offered in different countries

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 December 2009 and December 2014, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide grew by 46.35%.

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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 2013 annual review