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Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta

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Established in 2003 to bring the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu association’s services to the greater Atlanta area, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta is actually located in the outskirts of the city in the community of Tucker, Georgia. The school is private and for-profit, forming part of the greater Western Culinary Institute based out of Portland, Oregon.

The school offers an excellent means for aspiring cooks and chefs to break into the food industry, receiving instruction from real professionals that are actual chefs themselves with many years of experience in the industry.


Accreditation of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta is granted by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Furthermore, the school has individual program accreditations: for example, the Associate of Occupational Science Degree receives accreditation from the American Culinary Federation, Inc.

The education at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta is focused on classic and modern cooking techniques, coupled with a strong orientation towards nutritional sciences and sanitation. There are two programs of study available at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta, namely: the Associate of Occupational Science Degree Program in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts, and the Certificate Program in Le Cordon Patisserie and Baking.

The school has a flexible academic schedule, with programs initiating at several different points throughout the year to accommodate students entering at different moments. The classroom and lab settings at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta are nothing short of first-rate, as students get to experiment and build up valuable skills in very modern, fully equipped environments that represent the latest the food industry has to offer.

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A notable aspect of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta is the fact that it includes its very own student-operated restaurant, called simply Lumiere. The restaurant provides students with an unbeatable opportunity to discover the kind of setting that they will be working in later on as they develop their professional career in the food industry. Lumiere presents real challenges and gives students the possibility to familiarize themselves with various different aspects of running a restaurant: within the kitchen it allows students to practice each different work station; in a broader sense, it allows the students to achieve perspective on balancing front of the house and back of the house activities and responsibilities.


Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta is a minimally selective institution, accepting virtually all qualified applicants in line with its open admissions policy. The school does require applicants to be able to provide a high school diploma or GED to be considered, and furthermore there is a personal interview process to be undertaken. In the interview, the school’s staff will attempt to evaluate just how serious an applicant is about entering the international food service industry, and this is the most stringent filter in the overall application process.

Application materials may be completed online; also there is a $50 application fee to be submitted along with said materials. Certain kinds of credits are accepted as transferable at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta such as AP credit and life experience credit.


Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta is a commuter campus and offers no on-campus residence halls. Students are exposed to a very rich experience and great diversity due to the mere fact of living in one of the biggest cities in the country, full of exciting opportunities in many regards.

The school’s Department of Career Services is on hands to help students land part-time work as they are studying in their chosen program, and furthermore the department assumes the role of preparing upcoming graduates for the job market: finding them potential employers, helping them with resume writing and interview preparation, etc.

Many students (particularly those that receive the associate degree from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta) go on to become executive chefs at recognized and popular restaurants shortly after their graduation, with few steps in between, bearing testament to the prestige which the Le Cordon Bleu name holds nationally and internationally.

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Information Summary

Ranks 68th in Georgia and 2083rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1147th for the average student loan amount.
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Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Tucker, GA 30084
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population32,411 (32,411 urban / N/A rural)
Households12,604 (2.53 people per house)
Median Household Income$53,814
Families8,277 (3.03 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemOther academic year
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1304

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3200th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $12,912 $12,912 $12,912
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $13,233 $13,233 $13,233
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,242 $22,242 $22,242
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $16,341 $16,341 $16,341

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $13,494 $12,567 $13,494 $12,567 $13,494 $12,567
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $300 $330
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,509 $5,719
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,227 $2,905
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,227 $2,905

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

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Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 479 42 23 2 193 107 895
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 97 11 10 1 56 27 211
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 382 31 13 1 137 80 684

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3436th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $50,171 ($49,929 male / $41,805 female)
Number of FT Faculty 25 (17 male / 8 female)
Number of PT Faculty 33
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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