About Pima Medical Institute
History and Philosophy
Mark Luebke, President (right)
Richard Luebke Sr., Founder (center)
Pima Medical Institute is more than a vocational school. We provide life-altering opportunities that turn our students into competent medical professionals who can meet the expectations of 21st century employers. Our mission is to improve the quality of peoples lives by providing the best value in medical career education.
Pima Medical Institute started changing lives in January 1972, when Richard Luebke, Sr. and his wife, JoAnn, realized their dream of offering quality medical career education in Tucson, Ariz., starting with a nursing assistant program. Just one year later, the program had become so popular, the Luebkes added classes for other medical professions to meet the growing demand.
And as the need for high-quality medical career training developed, so did the need for additional campus locations.
Pima Medical Institute currently operates 13 campuses in seven states:
- Tucson, AZ 1972
- Albuquerque, NM 1985
- Albuquerque Massage, NM 1988
- Mesa, AZ 1986
- Denver, CO 1988
- Seattle, WA 1989
- Chula Vista, CA 1998
- Colorado Springs, CO 2002
- Las Vegas, NV 2003
- Renton, WA 2004
- East Valley, AZ 2008
- Houston, TX 2009
- South Denver, CO 2010
In 2006, Pima Medical Institute began offering a selection of online programs for students looking for a convenient way to balance personal and professional responsibilities with furthering their education.
Today the legacy of the family business continues as Richard Luebke, Jr. and Mark Luebke lead the college their father founded nearly four decades ago. We continue to be guided by our belief that the seeds for future growth must be planted in the classroom. As such, Pima Medical Institute has become one of the premier medical career colleges in the western United States. Our students can choose either bachelor's degree completion programs, associate's degree or certificate programs.
Thousands of students graduate each year from Pima Medical Institute, and the majority of those graduates are placed into jobs. Now, thats significant.