Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland

600 SW 10th Avenue Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205
Tel: (503)223-2245
553 students
Private for-profit
Western Culinary Institute provides basic training and education for cooks and apprentice chefs. The curriculum offers you the opportunity to: Acquire the qualities of a professional, entry-level cook including stamina, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, ability to work with others, timing, and the artistry of food preparation. Learn and effectively practice advanced technical skills in food preparation and service. Become familiar with purchasing and inventory controls, buffet work and plate presentation, front-of-the-house operations, and basic principles of kitchen management. Understand the principles of food identification, nutrition, dietetics, and food/beverage composition. Gain an appreciation for the history, evolution, and international diversity of the culinary arts. Develop a sense of professionalism necessary for working successfully in the food service/hospitality industry. Western Culinary Institute offers a full spectrum of culinary education combining the history and teachings of the world-renown Le Cordon Bleu School with a challenging and comprehensive curriculum. Opportunities for Western Culinary Institute Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Management, and P√Ętisserie and Baking degree program graduates are tremendous in the ever-expanding hospitality and culinary arts industry.
School Highlights:
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland serves 553 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 18%.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland is one of 7 community colleges within Multnomah County, OR.
The nearest community college is Everest College-Portland (0.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 81% over five years.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Community College Avg.
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 15 staff
59 staff
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 553 teachers has declined by 44% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 37% over five years.
Total Enrollment
553 students
1,282 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
22:1
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
553 students
810 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
3%
2%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
6%
12%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Black (2006-2013)
% White
61%
57%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
20%
3%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Unknown (2006-2013)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland 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. 0.48 0.53
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,050 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,050 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,050 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,050 $10,294
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
89%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Portland Everest College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    425 SW Washington
    Portland, OR 97204
    (503)222-3225
    0.3  Mi  |  231  students
  • Portland Carrington College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    2004 Lloyd Center 3rd Floor
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503)761-6100
    1.5  Mi  |  449  students
  • Portland Concorde Career College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    1425 NE Irving Street Bldg 300
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503)281-4181
    1.7  Mi  |  864  students
  • Portland Heald College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    6035 NE 78th Ct
    Portland, OR 97218
    (503)505-5400
    5.7  Mi  |  888  students
  • Portland Portland Community College
    Public
    12000 SW 49th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97219
    (971)722-6111
    6.1  Mi  |  29386  students
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Portland 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 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Portland is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.