Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco

350 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-0000
Tel: (415)216-4416
  • 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 serves 442 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco is one of 3 community colleges within San Francisco County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco (1.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 73% over five years.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco(CA) 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 staff97 staff
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 442 has declined by 23% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 63% over five years.
Total Enrollment442 students7,516 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:144:1
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students442 students1,613 students
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
--
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2008)
% Asian
6%
13%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
37%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
-
7%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Black (2007-2013)
% White
3%
32%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
--
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Hawaiian (2012-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
3%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Non Resident (2009-2010)
% Unknown races
85%
5%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.270.73
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
71%
29%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,100$34,900
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $14,774 is less than the state average of $19,157. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,774$19,157
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%78%
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,931$9,500
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,569$5,500
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate (Year 2007)100%79%
Source: 2016 (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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The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.