Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City

1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 325
Kansas City, MO 64131-3367
Tel: (816)331-5700
  • 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 27:1.
  • 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 7 community colleges within Jackson County, MO.
  • The nearest community college is National American University-Overland Park (6.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty23 staff32 staff
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 580 has declined by 33% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same 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 grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment580 students1,126 students
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:127:1
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students580 students514 students
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
1%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
9%
3%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
22%
9%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Black (2007-2016)
% White
64%
67%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
19%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.51
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
65%
39%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,500$31,200
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $14,048 is more than the state average of $13,433. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,048$13,433
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%94%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,204$12,873
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,398$6,000
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate76%76%
Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City Percent Admitted (2007-2008)
Source: 2016 (or 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 score of 0.35, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kansas City is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.