Overall, the growing appeal of the IB’s educational approach continues to be reflected in the key performance indicators (KPIs) for this financial year, driven by the increasing relevance of the IB’s pedagogical philosophy and practice.
Number of authorized programmes worldwide
Despite the COVID-19 epidemic, global growth in the number of programmes continued across all four IB programmes.
Number of authorized programmes, by region
Numbers of all four IB programmes also increased in each of the three IB regions.
Number of Diploma Programme candidates
Candidate numbers for the Diploma Programme (DP) rose significantly to a total of 105,921.
Number of Diploma Programme courses taken
The numbers of DP courses taken also increased to 758,822.
Number of Diploma Programme course candidates
Course candidate numbers for the DP rose to a total of 59,090.
Overall pass rate of Diploma Programme candidates (%)
DP pass rates went up significantly to 85.18%.
Number of Career-related Programme course candidates
Candidate numbers for the Career-related Programme (CP) rose significantly to a total of 3,129.
In sum, the growth of the IB’s global community is matched by the excellent standards of our Global World Schools in teaching their growing cohorts of IB students, and to the quality of our support for schools, teachers, examiners and students.