Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland

600 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205
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  • 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 lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 46%.

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 stayed relatively flat 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 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty15 staff108 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment452 students2,061 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:144:1
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# Full-Time Students452 students853 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
8%
13%
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% Black
5%
4%
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% White
64%
54%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
16%
17%
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Diversity Score0.550.66
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College Completion Rate
64%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,200$32,200
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,500$15,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$6,156
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland is Carrington College-Portland (1.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Carrington College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    234 students | 1.60 Mi2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Fl.
    Portland OR  97232
    (503) 761-6100
    1.60234
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    Portland OR  97232
    (503) 281-4181
    1.60446
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    Portland OR  97219
    (971) 722-6111
    6.1075,000
  • 9,878 students | 8.00 Mi1933 Fort Vancouver Way
    Vancouver WA  98663
    (360) 992-2000
    8.009,878
  • 28,000 students | 13.80 Mi26000 SE Stark St
    Gresham OR  97030
    (503) 491-6422
    13.8028,000
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Multnomah County, OR community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Multnomah County, OR is Concorde Career College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.