New research reveals the enormous benefit of the IB Diploma to Australian students

This independent research was conducted in Australia by ACER
February 27, 2024

A new research study has been published  that compares the university outcomes of students who completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) in Australia compared to non-DP students nationally.

The independent researchers found that IB Diploma DP students gain offers of university admission, continue to their second year of study, and complete university for all check points examined within the study (4 years, 6 years and 9 years after commencement) at significantly higher rates than non-DP students. Additionally, completing the DP appears to offer an advantage in university completion rates for students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. 

The research is consistent with previous indeppendent studies into the IB Diploma Programme and other IB Programmes.

The link to the research may be found here.