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

717 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3500
  • 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 serves 48 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh is one of 16 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (6.8 miles away).

School Overview

    Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh(PA) Community College Avg.
    Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
    Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit

    Student Body

    • The student population of Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    • The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
    • The Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
    Total Enrollment48 students618 students
    Student:Teacher Ratio2:125:1
    # Full-Time Students48 students372 students
    % Unknown races
    Diversity Score0.000.57
    College Completion Rate (Year 2012)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,600$34,300

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2010)33%90%
      Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2012)$16,333$12,667
      Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2012)$6,281$5,183
      Acceptance Rate (Year 2010)100%72%
      Source: 2015 (or latest year available) 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.

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