Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin

3110 Esperanza Crossing Suite 100
Austin, TX 78758
Tel: (888)553-2433
649 students
Private for-profit
Texas Culinary Academy is dedicated to preparing students for the international hospitality industry by providing the finest hands-on education in the classic and modern culinary arts.
School Highlights:
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin serves 649 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 64%.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin is one of 7 community colleges within Travis County, TX.
The nearest community college is National American University-Austin (3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 78% over five years.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin 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 19 staff
59 staff
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 649 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
649 students
1,282 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
22:1
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
649 students
810 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
2%
2%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
17%
7%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
12%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Black (2006-2013)
% White
45%
57%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
24%
3%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Unknown (2006-2013)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin 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. 0.61 0.53
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $12,854 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,854 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $12,854 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,854 $10,294
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81%
89%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Texas Culinary Academy is unique among Texas cooking schools by offering Le Cordon Bleu degree and certificate programs. TCA programs are structured to ensure that students are exposed to a diversified education in culinary arts with the perfect blend of general education classes to broaden their awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and values. TCA maintains a commitment to quality instruction, facilities and student development that separates us from other cooking schools. Our classes are taught by professional chefs that provide insight and real-world experience. At Texas Culinary Academy, we are proud of the atmosphere of professionalism and mutual respect we have created. To encourage creative expression within our culinary learning environment, classes are limited in size. This allows us to provide the exemplary training Le Cordon Bleu is known for and allows students to receive the personal attention they deserve from our experienced instructors. Our classrooms and labs are outfitted with industry-current equipment in order to emulate real-world situations and give students the skills they need to succeed. Our specialized classes cover everything from basic cooking skills to the art of butchering to purchasing and cost control. Texas Culinary Academy offers students both Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Program and Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie & Baking Program. Texas Culinary Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles
Community Colleges Offer Online Options
Community Colleges Offer Online Options
Community colleges have responded to the needs of working adults with online options.
Arizona Community Colleges Defunded: What Students Need to Know
Leading the country in slashing public education spending, Arizona voted to defund higher education, including Pima and Maricopa Community College Districts, leaving many Arizona college students wondering what this new state legislation means for the future of their education.
5 Alternative Methods for Earning Community College Credits
Not all community college students spend their winter and summer break on vacation. Some utilize that time to take a few extra classes and earn credits that can help them graduate early. Other students test out of courses and receive credit for work experiences in order to get ahead. In this article, learn about the various methods you can use to pursue extra college credits.
Did You Know?