Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco

  • 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 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 75%.

Top Placements

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 staff145 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 14:1 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 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment442 students8,590 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:145:1
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# Full-Time Students442 students2,007 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
6%
12%
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% Hispanic
4%
43%
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% Black
-
7%
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% White
3%
25%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
-
4%
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% Unknown races
86%
4%
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Diversity Score0.250.73
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College Completion Rate
71%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,100$34,600
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $14,774 is less than the state average of $19,072. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,774$19,072
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%76%
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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%85%
Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco (1.5 miles away).
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