Pima Medical Institute

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Founded in 1972, Pima Medical Institute (PMI), located in Tucson, Arizona, is a career college that provides students career education and training designed to prepare them for careers in allied health professions. PMI is one of the largest privately owned and operated allied health schools in the United States. The instituted is nationally accredite by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

PMI offers an extensive selection of training options for students seeking careers in allied health care. PMI offers certificate programs in Dental Assisting, Expanded Duties Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Administrative Assisting, Nursing Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, Phlebotomy Technology, and Veterinary Assisting.

Associate degrees are provided in Radiology, Health Care Administration, Nursing, Mortuary Science, Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy Assisting, Physical Therapist Assisting, Opthalmic Medical Technology, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, and Veterinary Technology. Both the Health Care Administration and Radiography associate degree programs are offered exclusively online.

PMI offers the following bachelor’s degrees: Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS), Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN). All bachelor’s degrees are offered exclusively online through PMI’s virtual campus. All program vary by campus.

In addition to its original campus in Tucson, Arizona, PMI owns and operates 12 other locations throughout the western United States. These include the following:

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico � 4400 Cutler Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Mesa, Arizona � 857 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85202
  • Denver, Colorado � 7475 Dakin Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80221
  • Seattle, Washington � 9709 Third Avenue NE, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98115
  • Chula Vista, California � 780 Bay Boulevard, Chula Vista, CA 910910
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico � 2305 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (massage only)
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado � 3770 Citadel Drive North, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
  • Las Vegas, Nevada � 3333 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • Renton, Washington � 555 S. Renton Village Place, Suite 400, Renton, WA 98057
  • East Valley, AZ � 2160 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85209
  • Houston, Texas � 10201 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024
  • Denver South, Colorado � 13750 E. Mississippi Avenue Aurora, CO 80012
  • Online � Pima Medical began offering online education in 2006

General Information

3350 East Grant Road, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85716

General Phone:(520) 326-1600
Website URL:www.pmi.edu/locations/tucson.asp
Type of Institution:Private for-profit 4-year
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
AA/AS degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
BA/BS degree
Campus setting:City: Large
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:1,967 (1,967 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:42 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $8,660 $9,380 $9,700 $10,150 +4.64%
Books and Supplies $550 $615 $608 $576 -5.26%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,104 $9,296 $11,424 $8,255 -27.74%
Other $2,070 $2,484 $2,732 $3,395 +24.27%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $19,384 $21,775 $24,464 $22,376 -8.53%
In-state with Family $9,210 $9,995 $10,308 $10,726 +4.06%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,271 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 898 69% $3,698,659 $4,119
• Federal grants 794 61% $3,294,369 $4,149
• Pell grants 794 61% $3,285,819 $4,138
• Other federal grants 26 2% $8,550 $329
Local and state government scholarships or grants 104 8% $347,832 $3,345
Institutional scholarships or grants 32 2% $56,458 $1,764
Student loan financial aid 1,071 82% $7,644,009 $7,137
• Federal student loans 1,067 82% $7,579,702 $7,104
• Other student loans 9 1% $64,307 $7,145

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 65 694
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 65 694
Dental Assisting/assistant 144
Health/health Care Administration/management 3
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 64
Medical/clinical Assistant 274
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 71
Phlebotomy Technician/phlebotomist 77
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 14
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 18
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 47
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant 47
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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