Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco

350 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
CA, 94103
Tel: (415)216-4416
581 students
Public institution
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 581 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is equal to the state average of 63%.
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 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco (1.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 581 teachers has declined by 49% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
581 students
1,287 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
581 students
832 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco sch enrollment Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
23%
2%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
3%
1%
% Hispanic
27%
7%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
7%
12%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Black (2006-2012)
% White
37%
66%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco More (2009-2012)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco sch ethnicity Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco sta ethnicity
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. 0.73 0.45
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $14,987 is more than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has declined by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,987 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has declined by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $14,987 $5,917
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,987 $10,050
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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