Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland

600 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205-2793
  • 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 Pâtisserie 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 452 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland is one of 6 community colleges within Multnomah County, OR.
  • The nearest community college to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland is Everest College-Portland (0.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland places among the top 20% of community colleges in Oregon for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 71% over five years.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland(OR) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty15 staff105 staff
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland has declined by 29% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment452 students2,071 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:128:1
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students452 students844 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Enrollment Breakdown OR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
3%
4%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
8%
10%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
2%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Black (2007-2016)
% White
64%
66%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
16%
13%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Ethnicity Breakdown OR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.53
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
64%
19%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,200$32,200
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,361 is equal to the state average of $13,361. The private state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,361$13,361
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%82%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,500$15,375
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$6,156
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland is Everest College-Portland (0.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 161 students | 0.30 Mi600 SW 10th, Suite 400
    Portland OR  97205
    (503)222-3225
    0.30161
  • Carrington College-Portland
    Private, for profit
    100 students | 1.50 Mi2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
    Portland OR  97232
    (503)761-6100
    1.50100
  • 804 students | 1.70 Mi1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300
    Portland OR  97232
    (503)281-4181
    1.70804
  • 30,929 students | 6.10 Mi12000 SW 49th Avenue
    Portland OR  97219
    (971)722-6111
    6.1030,929
  • 10,911 students | 8.20 Mi1933 Fort Vancouver Way
    Vancouver WA  98663
    (360)992-2000
    8.2010,911
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Portland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Portland is Everest College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.