Facts and figures

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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 June 2024, over 8,000 programmes were being offered across over 5,800 schools in over 160 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 2018 and 2022, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide has grown by 34.2%.

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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

“As we mark our progress, our commitment to instigating substantive change within our organization remains resolute.  —Harpreet Varanitch, Global HR Director

Read the report here (PDF, 920 KB)