Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh (Closed 2012)

  • Over the past two decades, PCI has established itself as the cooking school chosen by focused individuals preparing for careers in the culinary arts. Our Culinary Arts, Pâtisserie & Baking, and Hospitality & Restaurant Management programs continually adapt to the industry’s need for quality education and excellence.

School Highlights

Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh served 48 students (100% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 2:1 was lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment was 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which was less than the state average of 39%.

School Overview

Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
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
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
24 staff
58 staff
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Student Body

Total Enrollment
48 students
448 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
48 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
166 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
n/a
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
48 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% Asian
n/a
4%
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% Hispanic
n/a
9%
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% Black
n/a
12%
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% White
n/a
61%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
100%
11%
Diversity Score
n/a
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
68%
56%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,600
$35,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
33%
90%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$16,333
$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,281
$5,351
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Acceptance Rate
100%
74%
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SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2015 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Le Cordon Bleu's internationally renowned culinary programs have become synonymous with expertise, innovation, tradition and refinement—qualities that are painstakingly nourished by the school. Graduates of our programs receive both a specialized associate degree and a Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu in their specialized area. Pennsylvania Culinary Institute was founded in 1986 as a Branch Campus of The Sawyer School. PCI was well-known in the Pittsburgh area and beyond for providing a quality hands-on education and attracted students from across the United States. Due to its viability and success, PCI was acquired by Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, Inc. (PICA) in 1990 and subsequently earned independent Main Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (formerly the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools). PCI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). The Culinary Arts and Pâtisserie & Baking programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute Accrediting Commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh?
The acceptance rate of Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 74%.

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