Welcome to International Business College

About IBC and History

IBC, formerly International Business College, first began conducting business education classes in the Coles Building in downtown El Paso in June of 1898. The prosperity of the school allowed the founder, Mr. J.P. Mullin, to make several moves to larger facilities until the school was purchased by J.E. Gilkey and moved to the Raynolds Building in 1922. IBC was first accredited by the National Association of Commercial Schools in 1924. Mr. E. L. Schnadig, Jr., purchased the school in January 1966 and moved it to the Mills Building. LTV Educational System, a Dallas, Texas Corporation, purchased the college in 1970, and moved to the Central Campus location on Montana Avenue in December 1972. In January 1973, IBC, Inc., an El Paso, Texas Corporation, assumed ownership and management of IBC. Jerry D. Foster purchased the stock of the corporation on September 30, 1996; insuring continued local ownership of the school. In 2005, ownership of the school was transferred to the Foster Family Limited Partnership. In August 2011, International Business College changed its name to Franklin College. The School was sold to Innovative Education Solutions, LLC. Franklin College’s name was changed back to International Business College to identify its rich history in 2013..

IBC was nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) where it has been recognized as an Honor Roll school and is currently accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

IBC expanded greatly in the 1980’s opening branches in Las Cruces, Alamogordo, and Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Lubbock, Texas. The IBC Auxiliary Campus was relocated to the El Paso Lower Valley in 1982 and the auxiliary campus in Northeast El Paso opened in 1985. In March 1985, with approval of the Computer Accounting and Computer Secretary programs by the Texas Education Agency, IBC moved further into the high technology area of education. Effective April, 1987, branch campuses were designated as “free standing” campuses.

IBC, formerly International Business College, first began conducting business education classes in the Coles Building in downtown El Paso in June of 1898. The prosperity of the school allowed the founder, Mr. J.P. Mullin, to make several moves to larger facilities until the school was purchased by J.E. Gilkey and moved to the Raynolds Building in 1922. IBC was first accredited by the National Association of Commercial Schools in 1924. Mr. E. L. Schnadig, Jr., purchased the school in January 1966 and moved it to the Mills Building. LTV Educational System, a Dallas, Texas Corporation, purchased the college in 1970, and moved to the Central Campus location on Montana Avenue in December 1972. In January 1973, IBC, Inc., an El Paso, Texas Corporation, assumed ownership and management of IBC. Jerry D. Foster purchased the stock of the corporation on September 30, 1996; insuring continued local ownership of the school. In 2005, ownership of the school was transferred to the Foster Family Limited Partnership. In August 2011, International Business College changed its name to Franklin College. The School was sold to Innovative Education Solutions, LLC. Franklin College’s name was changed back to International Business College to identify its rich history in 2013..

IBC was nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) where it has been recognized as an Honor Roll school and is currently accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).