Kolej MARA Banting is a boarding school under the MARA organisation, which was previously known as MRSM Banting. It first started operating on July 1st 1992 taking in 71 students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and 310 General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) students. These students together with teachers and non-academic staff were transferred to MRSM Banting from MRSM Cheras and MRSM Seremban.
In 1994, MRSM Banting was appropriately renamed Kolej MARA Banting as the College was offering pre-university programmes such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level). Besides the IBDP, Kolej MARA Banting also offered Asasi Sains UM (ASUM) programme from 1999 to 2000 and Matrikulasi Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia from 2000 to 2002.
Since 1990, Kolej MARA Banting has received recognition from the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to conduct the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and is now one of the IB World Schools. In 2003, Kolej MARA Banting started offering only IBDP and today, Kolej MARA Banting is one of the largest IB World School which offers the IBDP in terms of student intake. To date, Kolej MARA Banting has 91 qualified lecturers including IB coordinator and 41 administrative staff, including 2 counselors.