Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco (Closed 2020)

350 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Founded as one of the West's first culinary arts schools, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (Formerly known as California Culinary Academy)has been committed to providing high standards of culinary arts, restaurant management training, and personal chef training since 1977.

School Highlights

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco served 442 students (100% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 was higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment was 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which was more than the state average of 77%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 72% over five years.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty15 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 65% over five years.
Total Enrollment442 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:124:1
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# Full-Time Students442 students2,015 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
6%
12%
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% Hispanic
4%
47%
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% Black
-
6%
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% White
3%
23%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
86%
6%
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Diversity Score0.250.70
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College Completion Rate
71%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,100$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $14,774 is less than the state average of $21,060. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,774$21,060
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,931$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,569$5,500
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Acceptance Rate (Year 2007)100%86%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • San Francisco's Culinary hot spot historic California Hall at 625 Polk Street in downtown San Francisco is the nerve center of the Academy and an ideal place to pursue chef training. Students at California Culinary Academy can apply their passion everyday. A stand-up cocktail party, full-course dinner party, wedding reception, or corporate event presents a unique learning opportunity that combines the talent and skill of our students. Meals are prepared and served by Academy students under the direction of our Academy chef instructors. CCA prides itself on helping students secure their important first job in restaurants, hotels, resorts, bakeries, and other culinary and hospitality related businesses. Our Career Services staff offers individual sessions in career planning, resume writing, and interview preparation. Every student needs a payment plan for his or her education, and we are committed to helping you in your financial planning. The Academy offers tuition planning assistance to all students, and federal and state financial aid for those who qualify.

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