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posted Feb 19, 2016, 6:53 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Feb 19, 2016, 7:42 AM ]
By Sarah Grant

    In December, the Career Education Corporation announced that the closing of all 16 Le Cordon Bleu campuses in the United States. The Career Education Corporation is a for-profit company that owns brands such as Le Cordon Bleu and Sanford Brown Colleges. It was announced that they would no longer be enrolling any new students after January 4, 2016 and will remain open until September 2017 to complete the current classes.

    Originally the company was looking to sell the United States campuses but could not come to an agreement with a prospective buyer. Campuses in other countries were not mentioned in this announcement and they will remain open and under operation as usual.

    Le Cordon Bleu has often left students with debt they could not pay off. With students in mind the Career Education Corporation believed that it was best to close the doors instead of raising tuitions to cover the increased operating costs due to new federal regulations that also included expensive commercial kitchens and ongoing food and supplies costs. Tuition in Le Cordon Bleu’s 2014-2015 catalog ranged from $16,000 to $42,500, which is already expensive enough.

    When the Career Education Corporation announced the closing of the United States Le Cordon Bleu campuses, many future culinary students were very disappointed since they had already been accepted to the school and were making plans for their future. Luckily there are multiple other great culinary schools and programs in the United States as well as the option to go to international Le Cordon Bleu campuses.

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