Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago

Tel: (312)944-0882
  • 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 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Kendall College (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 59% over five years.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty22 staff123 staff
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,086 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 49:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,086 students3,818 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio49:136:1
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,086 students1,205 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students-2,613 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Part-Time Students (2007-2009)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
4%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
8%
15%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
33%
14%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Black (2007-2016)
% White
21%
61%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
34%
5%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Ethnicity Breakdown IL 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.0.720.58
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
55%
25%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,600$32,200
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,324 is less than the state average of $15,527. The private state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,324$15,527
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%82%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,181$7,862
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,051$4,000
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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