L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis

1245 N. Georgetown Parkway
Cordova, TN 38016
Tel: (901)754-7115
  • The L’École Culinaire staff is dedicated to assisting our students with their educational careers by providing friendly, knowledgeable guidance. Making the decision to return to school is a life changing decision which will positively impact one’s personal and professional life. It is our hope that L’École Culinaire offers you the skills, knowledge and guidance that you seek as you transition into your chosen career path. Our curriculum is designed to provide all students with an exceptionally strong and well rounded background in all aspects of the hospitality and food and beverage industry.
School Highlights
  • L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis serves 442 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis is one of 9 community colleges within Shelby County, TN.
  • The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Cordova (2.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 55% over five years.
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis (TN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 15 staff 28 staff
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Total Faculty (2010-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 442 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 442 students 585 students
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Total Enrollment (2010-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 30:1
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Student Staff Ratio (2010-2016)
# Full-Time Students 442 students 369 students
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Full-Time Students (2010-2016)
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Asian (2011-2016)
% Hispanic
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Hispanic (2010-2013)
% Black
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Black (2010-2016)
% White
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis White (2010-2016)
% Two or more races
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.50 0.44
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Diversity Score (2010-2016)
College Completion Rate
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2012-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $30,400 $29,500
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $14,350 is more than the state average of $14,217. The private state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $14,350 $14,217
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis In-State Tuition Fees (2010-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88% 94%
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2010-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $23,993 $17,000
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,334 $6,297
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
The average community college acceptance rate in Shelby County, TN is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Shelby County, TN 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Shelby County, TN is Southwest Tennessee Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.