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 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 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 69% over five years.
Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty24 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh has declined by 94% 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 0.64. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment48 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio2:123:1
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# Full-Time Students48 students361 students
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% Asian
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3%
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% Hispanic
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9%
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% Black
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16%
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% White
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56%
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% Two or more races
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3%
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% Unknown races
100%
11%
Diversity Score0.000.64
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College Completion Rate
68%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,600$34,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid33%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,333$12,667
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,281$5,183
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Acceptance Rate100%72%
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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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  • Vet Tech Institute
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    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 281-2600
    0.20136
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    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 391-6710
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    Pittsburgh, PA 15233
    (412) 323-2323
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    Pittsburgh, PA 15214
    (412) 359-1000
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