600 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205
  • 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 P√Ętisserie 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 served 452 students (100% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 was higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment was 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which was less than the state average of 37%.

School Overview

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland
(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Item not available
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Public
Total Faculty
15 staff
221 staff
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Student Body

Total Enrollment
452 students
1,537 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
30:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
452 students
767 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
957 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
747 students
278 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
452 students
767 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
104 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
957 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
220 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
270 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
8%
15%
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% Black
5%
2%
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% White
64%
63%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
1%
5%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
16%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.58
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
64%
18%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,200
$32,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Private State Tuition Fees
$13,361
n/a
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$16,500
$15,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$6,209
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
84%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland cost?

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland's private state tuition is approximately $13,361.

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