Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco

350 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415)216-4416
478 students
Private for-profit
Founded as one of the West's first culinary arts schools, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (Formerly known as California Culinary Academy)has been committed to providing high standards of culinary arts, restaurant management training, and personal chef training since 1977.
School Highlights:
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco serves 478 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco is one of 4 community colleges within San Francisco County, CA.
The nearest community college is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco (1.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 87% over five years.
College Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco 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 14 staff
61 staff
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 478 has declined by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 47% over five years.
Total Enrollment 478 students 1,296 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
21:1
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 478 students
814 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
4%
5%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
21%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
15%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Black (2006-2013)
% White
3%
51%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
89%
3%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Unknown (2006-2013)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 1.00 0.68
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,761 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,761 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,761 $5,660
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,761 $10,250
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75%
89%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • San Francisco's Culinary hot spot historic California Hall at 625 Polk Street in downtown San Francisco is the nerve center of the Academy and an ideal place to pursue chef training. Students at California Culinary Academy can apply their passion everyday. A stand-up cocktail party, full-course dinner party, wedding reception, or corporate event presents a unique learning opportunity that combines the talent and skill of our students. Meals are prepared and served by Academy students under the direction of our Academy chef instructors. CCA prides itself on helping students secure their important first job in restaurants, hotels, resorts, bakeries, and other culinary and hospitality related businesses. Our Career Services staff offers individual sessions in career planning, resume writing, and interview preparation. Every student needs a payment plan for his or her education, and we are committed to helping you in your financial planning. The Academy offers tuition planning assistance to all students, and federal and state financial aid for those who qualify.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,964 per year for in-state students and $7,315 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,947 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in California is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.