International Business College (El Paso, Texas)

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International Business College
El Paso, Texas
United States
Coordinates 31°43′01″N 106°18′29″W / 31.716877°N 106.308043°W / 31.716877; -106.308043Coordinates: 31°43′01″N 106°18′29″W / 31.716877°N 106.308043°W / 31.716877; -106.308043
Type For-profit college
Motto Finish First
Established 1898
President Jerry Martin
Faculty 16 (10 full-time)
Number of students 311[1]
Accreditation Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

International Business College (IBC) is a for-profit college located in El Paso, Texas. The institution was founded in 1898, and is the oldest college in El Paso.[2] IBC awards diplomas and associate degrees, and has been accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools since 1969.[1]


The school was founded in downtown El Paso in 1898 by Joseph Peter Mullin (whose son was Shimer College president Francis Joseph Mullin).[3][4] Shortly after Mullin's death in 1921,[2] it was sold to J.E. Gilkey in 1922. The school received its first accreditation two years later, from the National Association of Commercial Schools.[3]

In the 1980s, the school opened numerous branch campuses, as far away as Lubbock, Texas.[3] By 1993, these had all been sold, as part of a decision to focus on El Paso, where the school continues to operate two locations.[3] In 2003, the school was accredited to offer its first degree program, the Associate of Applied Science in Business Management.[3] In 2012, it was sold to Innovative Education Solutions.[3]


IBC offers courses in three main categories: Business, Technology, and Health Care. Most students enroll in short-term certifications in health care.[1] The school is accredited to offer associate degree programs in business, criminal justice, and paralegal studies,[5] but as of 2013 only the business program had any enrollees.[1]


International Business College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ( to award diplomas and associate degrees.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "College Navigator - International Business College". College Navigator. National Center for Educational Statistics. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  2. ^ a b Nelson, Donald Frederick (2008). To the Stars Over Rough Roads: The Life of Andrew Atchison, Teacher and Missionary. pp. 152–153. ISBN 9780975555729. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "About Us". International Business College. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  4. ^ Mullin, Mark (2008). The Headmaster's Run. p. 16. ISBN 1578866545. 
  5. ^ "ACICS Member Directory". Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  6. ^ Cohen, Julie (2007). "Acosta, Lucy". Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. p. 30. ISBN 9780253111692. 

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