Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City

1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 325
Kansas City, MO 64131-3367
Tel: (816)331-5700
580 students
Private for-profit
Pinnacle Career Institute is the right choice for practical career training in today\'s dynamic job market. We are more than 60 years strong in helping qualified students define success in their chosen field. We offer relevant career training in the medical, health & fitness, trades & technical, and alternative energy industries. Our instructors bring real world experience to the classroom to help you gain the skills that today\'s employers demand.
School Highlights
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City serves 580 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 33%.
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City is one of 6 community colleges within Jackson County, MO.
The nearest community college is Heritage College-Kansas City (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
College Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City (MO) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 23 staff
24 staff

Student Body

The student population of 580 has declined by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 580 students 580 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
# Full-Time Students 580 students
396 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.53 0.51

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $13,848 is more than the state average of $13,610. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $13,848 $13,610
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Pinnacle Career Institute has been delivering quality educational programs since 1953 when it first opened its doors as Electronics Institute, a technical college in Missouri. Mr. Jeffrey C. Freeman and Scott F. Freeman purchased the school on June 2, 1992, and began the process of diversifying the programs available on the campus. With the addition of programs in Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Business Office Administrator and Medical Office Assistant, the school changed its name in September 2002 to more accurately reflect the diverse educational programs - Pinnacle Career Institute. As a vocational school, Pinnacle Career Institute has been adapting to the times and the needs of our students. To this end, we began offering Associate degrees in 1987 to better assist students in reaching their career goals. We offer two convenient campus locations (including one of the premier training colleges in Kansas City, MO and one of the best colleges in Lawrence, KS) and a unique online experience. Pinnacle Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at,

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