Find key information about our four programmes as well as media-related resources.
The first IB World School in North America was authorized in 1977. Today, there are over 2,400 IB World Schools across the continent.
The United States (USA) is home to over 1,900 IB World Schools offering one or more IB programmes. The country has more IB World Schools than any other country, most of them being public schools.
Universities in the USA recognize the IB Diploma as a mark of academic excellence. Every year, the IB sends thousands of official transcripts to universities that have admitted IB students.
The IB does not own or manage any schools. Instead, the IB works with schools that have been authorized to offer one or more of our four programmes, known as IB World Schools. These schools:
The IB has agreements with several state governments in the United States which cover:
Find out more about state-specific IB policies and universities accepting IB students.