Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City

1001 E. 101st Terrace Suite 325
Kansas City, MO 64131
Tel: (816)331-5700
622 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 622 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City is one of 7 community colleges within Jackson County County, MO.
The nearest community college is Heritage College-Kansas City (0.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 22 staff
60 staff
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 622 teachers has grown by 48% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment
622 students
1,269 students
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
622 students
810 students
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City sch enrollment Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
29%
12%
% White
57%
57%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City More (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City sch ethnicity Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City sta ethnicity
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. 0.50 0.53
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,848 is more than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,848 is more than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,848 $5,740
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,848 $10,252
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71%
89%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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,http://www.pcitraining.edu/consumerinfo

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Did You Know?
Kansas City community colleges have a 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. of 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Kansas City is Concorde Career Colleges. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.