Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago

  • The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago is affiliated with Le Cordon Bleu, the world's most famous cooking school, founded in Paris in 1895. We award an Associate of Applied Science Degree as well as the coveted Le Cordon Bleu Diplôme in Culinary Arts and Pâtisserie and Baking. Because we combine classical French cooking techniques with innovative American technology, the hospitality industry eagerly hires our graduates. In fact, the demand for our graduates exceeds the supply!

School Highlights

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago serves 1,086 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 49:1 is higher than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty22 staff124 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 49:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,086 students3,099 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio49:129:1
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# Full-Time Students1,086 students1,095 students
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# Part-Time Students-2,004 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
8%
24%
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% Black
33%
13%
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% White
21%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
34%
6%
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Diversity Score0.720.69
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College Completion Rate
55%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,600$31,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $13,324 is less than the state average of $15,965. The private state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,324$15,965
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,181$7,736
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,051$4,000
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago was founded in May of 1983 by Linda Calafiore, a passionate cook who wanted to share her love of great food. The food service community responded with enthusiasm. As soon as the first students graduated, they were employed at major hotels and restaurants. To date, The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago has graduated thousands of professional cooks, bakers, and aspiring chefs who are now staffing some of the most prestigious restaurants in Chicago and the nation. In June 2000, The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago was invited to become affiliated with Le Cordon Bleu of Paris, the world's best known culinary education program. Le Cordon Bleu continues to monitor and train the faculty to ensure that the curriculum is being delivered, and the spirit of Le Cordon Bleu is being communicated. Our accelerated, concentrated program allows students to complete the specialized associate degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts or Le Corodon Bleu Pâtisserie & Baking program in as little as twelve month plus the externship. These programs allow students to plan on a consistent schedule throughout the year. Morning, mid-morning, and afternoon schedules are available. The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago's scheduling allows students plenty of time to participate in extracurricular clubs and activities. Our campus is designed with high hospitality standards. All 13 air-conditioned kitchens feature industry current technology with complete cooking lines, automatic dishwashers, and several preparation areas. The institute features multiple walk-in refrigerator, freezer, dry storage, and cleaning supply areas. There are 14 classrooms within the institute walls as well as a learning resource center, student lounge, tutoring center and café. The café features a formal dining room with seating for up to 80 guests. The café is operated by students and is open to the public. The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago is the only single focus culinary college in the Midwest that is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago is Kendall College (0.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kendall College
    Private, for profit
    1,516 students | 0.50 Mi900 N. North Branch St.
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 752-2000
    0.501,516
  • Coyne College
    Private for-profit
    555 students | 0.90 Mi1 North State Street
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (773) 577-8100
    0.90555
  • 8,643 students | 1.00 Mi30 E Lake St
    Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 553-5600
    1.008,643
  • Taylor Business Institute
    Private, for profit
    229 students | 1.10 Mi180 N WABASH AVE FL 5
    Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 658-5100
    1.10229
  • 295 students | 1.30 Mi29 E. Madison
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (312) 922-1884
    1.30295
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