• 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 508 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Private-state tuition: $14,048
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 104% over five years.
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City
(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates 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
47 staff
139 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
5
8

Student Body

The student population of Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City has grown by 104% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
508 students
2,348 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
508 students
1,145 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
1,203 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
621 students
213 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
508 students
1,145 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
908 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
13 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
204 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
n/a
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
15%
4%
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% Black
22%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and the percentage of Black community college students in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
56%
62%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and the percentage of White community college students in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
1%
21%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score
0.61
0.56
This chart display the diversity score of Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and the community college average diversity score of MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
70%
34%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.12%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,500
$30,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MO by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $14,048 is less than the state average of $14,548. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$14,048
$14,548
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,243
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,399
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
76%
92%
This chart display the percent admitted of Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City and the community college average percent admitted of MO by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
525
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City cost?

Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City's private state tuition is approximately $14,048.

What schools are Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City often compared to?

Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas Cityis often viewed alongside schools like Vatterott College-Kansas City by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City?

The acceptance rate of Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City is 76%, which is lower than the state average of 92%.

What is Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City's ranking?

Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City ranks among the top 20% of community college in Missouri for: Diversity in US community colleges and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Private-state tuition: $14,048
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

Jackson County, MO community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Jackson County, MO is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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