Key performance indicators

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.

Authorized programmes graph

 

Number of authorized programmes, by region

Numbers of all four IB programmes also increased in each of the three IB regions.

Authorized programmes graph

 

Number of Diploma Programme candidates

Candidate numbers for the Diploma Programme (DP) rose significantly to a total of 105,921.

Diploma candidates

Number of Diploma Programme courses taken

The numbers of DP courses taken also increased to 758,822.

Diploma courses taken

Number of Diploma Programme course candidates

Course candidate numbers for the DP rose to a total of 59,090.

Diploma course candidates

Overall pass rate of Diploma Programme candidates (%)

DP pass rates went up significantly to 85.18%.

Overall pass rate Diploma candidates

Number of Career-related Programme course candidates

Candidate numbers for the Career-related Programme (CP) rose significantly to a total of 3,129. 

CP course candidates

 

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.