Springboard is an online coding school offering online, flexible, mentor-led courses including the Data Science Career Track, UX Design Career Track, and Machine Learning Career Track (all offer job guarantees). While learning cutting-edge digital skills entirely online, students receive teaching and mentorship from industry experts. Springboard offers a number of self-paced, mentor-led workshops, plus a full Data Science Career Track program. The Data Science Career Track includes a deferred tuition option, so students can enroll for a small deposit and finish paying after starting a job. In all of Springboard’s self-paced courses, students develop job-ready skills that display industry-worthy capstone and portfolio projects. Throughout the entire process, students receive support from their industry mentor, as well as Springboard's resident advisors and the larger student/alumni community. Springboard combines expert-curated curricula with one-on-one mentorship. Springboard has served thousands of students from around the world.
To apply, applicants fill out an online form, take an aptitude test, then talk with a school representative about their background and motivations. For the data science career track a background in statistics and/or programming is required. For the UX career track, students should have academic or professional background in user design or development-oriented fields.
All graduates receive 1:1 career coaching including networking tips, resume and LinkedIn assistance, interview prep, and salary negotiation. Graduates go on to considerable success: those who accepted new jobs reported an average annual salary increase of $19,919. And because of the job guarantee, students who don’t find a job within six months of graduation receive a full refund.
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Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $5,500 Class size N/A Location OnlineBecome a data analyst in six months, job guaranteed! Through this course, developed in partnership with Microsoft, you’ll master the technical and business thinking skills needed to get hired. In addition to learning fundamental business statistics concepts, key tools (like Excel, SQL, Python, Power BI, and Tableau), and advanced analysis techniques, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills—something hiring managers told us most job applicants lack. Two capstone projects will allow you to bring all of your skills together, becoming the center of a powerful portfolio. And you’ll do it all with the guidance of your personal mentor and career coach, plus support from your fellow students and Springboard alumni.
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Deferred tuition plan: Pay $500 and the rest when you get a job.
Tuition Plans $5,500 upfront or $1,100 monthly payments, or deferred tuition plan. Refund / Guarantee Become a data analyst. Job Guaranteed. Scholarship $500 scholarship for veterans and women in tech.
Minimum Skill Level 2 years of professional work experience working regularly with office, design or programming tools. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Prep Work None Placement Test No Interview No Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $7,500 Class size N/A Location OnlineGet a job, or your money back, through Springboard’s mentor-guided online bootcamp. With our job guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded. Students will master the data science process, from statistics and data wrangling to advanced topics like machine learning and data storytelling, by working on real projects designed by industry experts. With the guidance of your personal mentor and career coaches, you will graduate with an interview-ready portfolio and a network of data scientists. We won’t stop there. We know that career transitions are hard, and we’ll support you every step of the way—until you get hired.
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Deferred Tuition available: Pay $700 and the rest when you get a job.
Tuition Plans $1490/month or $7,500 upfront or deferred tuition plan. Scholarship Women in Tech Veterans
Minimum Skill Level Comfortable programming and comfortable with statistics. Placement Test Yes Interview No Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $490 Class size N/A Location OnlineNeed more prep before you begin the Data Science Career Track? In this mentor-led course, you'll spend 4-6 weeks mastering the foundational Python and statistics skills needed to pass the admissions challenge and start your career. This course was designed specifically for go-getters who want to enroll in our Data Science Career Track, but who need an introduction to, or a refresher in, Python programming, statistics, or other core data science concepts. With guidance from your personal mentor, you’ll finish the course having learned how to use Python to complete real-world coding exercises. You’ll also be able to ace our Data Science Career Track admissions challenge and begin your data science journey.
Minimum Skill Level Beginnger Prep Work None Placement Test No Interview No Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $7,940 Class size N/A Location OnlineFast-track your machine learning career through our mentor-guided, hands-on machine learning engineering course—the first to come with a job guarantee. Our curriculum, designed for people with software engineering experience, is rigorous and deeply technical, teaching the foundations of machine learning and deep learning. But it’s also hands-on. Of the 400 hours of work we estimate it will take to complete this course, 100 hours go toward capstone projects. You’ll build and deploy large-scale AI systems—with guidance from your mentor, an experienced machine learning engineer currently working in the industry.
Deposit N/A FinancingClimb Credit Tuition Plans $7,940 upfront $1490/month Climb Credit Loan Refund / Guarantee Job Guarantee. Get a job after 6 months or get your money back. Scholarship Women In Tech: $750 Veterans: $750
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$61-121 during the course, and $346-380 for 33 months after.
Tuition Plans One-time Upfront Payment: $8500 Month-to-month: $1,150/month Refund / Guarantee Land a software engineering job in 6 months of graduating or get a full tuition refund. Scholarship We offer a $750 scholarship for women in tech and veterans.
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Deferred Tuition: Pay $700 upfront, and the rest when you get a job.
Tuition Plans $1099/month, $8,200 upfront, or deferred tuition Refund / Guarantee Job Guarantee Scholarship $750 for women and veterans
Minimum Skill Level All backgrounds are welcome as long as you can demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills. Placement Test Yes Interview No Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $5,400 Class size N/A Location OnlineBecome a UX designer in six months, job guaranteed! The UX Career Track is an intensive user experience course with a full career services component. With our guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded. This self-paced, mentor-guided, online bootcamp is designed for people with adjacent skills from a few specific backgrounds: visual design, coding, marketing, and research. With the fundamentals already in place, you'll master design thinking, develop cross-functional communication skills, and create real-world projects that you can show off in a unique portfolio. After graduation, you’ll continue to enjoy the support of career coaches and access to our employer network so that you can land an entry-level UX job.
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Deferred Tuition: Pay $500 upfront, and the rest when you get a job.
Tuition Plans $1199/month, $5,400 upfront, or deferred tuition Refund / Guarantee Job Guarantee
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- Data Science Career Track- 3/21/2018Sunil Ayyappan • Senior Data Scientist • Graduate • Course: Data Science Career Track • Campus: Online
This course has been an amazing experience for me. Most of the tutorial is from datacamp, but there are other things such as exercises, mini-projects, and capstone projects to prepare you for the real world problems. The mentors add more value and provide some really good insights. Also, this course can be done at your own pace. I managed to complete it in two months by spending almost 8 hours a day.
- Springboard UX Course- 3/15/2018Jonny Vignola • Designer • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I just wrapped up this course and I would highly recommend. The go-at-your-own-pace structure was perfect for my already busy schedule. I was even able to pause my learning to focus on a job transition and pick it back up right where I left off several weeks later.
There's so much out there to read on your own and teach yourself, but it doesn't compare to having a specifically curated curriculum from current, working, UX professionals. The information if as relevant and gives you an all encompassing foundation of all that is UX. Not to mention, getting paired up with one of the aforementioned UX pros as a personal mentor through the entirety of the course.
Again, highly recommend, and I absolutely loved this course.
I rated Job Assistance w/ a 3/5 because I personally did not require any and therefore, did not discuss at all with my mentor.
- Business analyst- 3/12/2018Sapana Chhaya • Campus: Online
- UX Design Course- 2/9/2018Heidi Sanders • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I’ve worked in the design industry for 15 years but lacked formal training in User Experience. When searching for a new job, I found most employers were looking for an all-encompassing designer with UX experience, so I decided to try Springboard. This course was very easy to follow and you can go at your own pace. The curiculum builds you up to a Capstone project, which takes everything you’ve learned along the way into one inclusive project for your portfolio. You’re also paired up with a mentor for weekly check-ins and to discuss your projects along the way - I found this to be one of the most beneficial features of the course. Lastly, they also offer career assistance if you’re not currently working. I highly recommend Springboard for those also wanting to get formal UX training under their belt.
- UX Design- 2/8/2018Piotr Dymura • Graphic Designer • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
Overall my experience with the UX Course and Springboard was amazing. I only had 3 months to finish the course on my end and it was hard to juggle work, life and the course but I enjoyed every minute of it. Lots of course material to go throught but all of it was valuable.
The best aspect of this course I'd have to say is the mentor. Having someone to reach out to and to chat with about the course and the projects throughout the course was very helpful. Not to mention the experience they have and being able to pick their brain about how they deal with things day to day in the UX world.
The course aside I'd like to also thank everyone from springboard. If I need an answer I got one and they were very quick to respond to any questions I had. Having that support made things very easy.
My last note would be to anyone thinking of trying the course. Its a lot of work but a great experience for anyone trying to learn more about UX Design. I'd recommend it to anyone.
- Arun Bharadwaj • Course: Intermediate Data Science: Python • Campus: Online
Very good curriculum. Healthy amounts of machine learning and statistical inference. Statistical inference is very important for data science. It was not a part of the Foundations of Data Science from Springboard course. So, I am happy it was included here. Lots of material is from datacamp. Finishing many datacamp certificates will help you with this course. Good experience with the mentor. As always, comprehensive capstone project helps you utilize everything you learnt in a real world setting. Mentor gave many important inputs for finishing capstone. I definitely recommend this course for anyone trying to become a data scientist.
PS: I did the course fulltime so was able to get into the material in-depth. It maybe a bit challenging to do it part-time. So, if you do part-time and skip some material, make sure to go back to the curriculum and complete it when you have time.
- Springboard is very helpful!- 12/26/2017Tonia Chu • Graduate • Course: Data Science Career Track • Campus: Online
I have just completed the curriculum of Data Science Career Track. I found it very helpful to me to achieve the skill set to become a data scientist. I get to know Data Science from Springboard's Foundation of Data Science course. After that I enrolled in this course. Now I have finished three capstone projects.
The courses are very well organized and the Mentor is very helpful. I get feedbacks about my questions, projects, job search strategies quickly. Because this is a self-motivated and self paced course, it fit my requirment and arrangement well. My Mentor is very encouraging and professional, I think I can't make all the progress and complete the course without his help.
- Bandar Abdullah- 11/18/2017Bandar Abdullah • UX Designer • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
Even though I read a lot about UX design through websites it was difficult to understand how to deal with a full project and that why I subscribed into Springboard.
I highly recommend Springboard to anyone who looking for great UX Design course, the curriculum is comprehensive and you'll have a friendly experienced mentor who will encourage you throughout the course.
- Springboard UX Design Course- 11/8/2017Kelly Wolbert • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
Loved participating and Graduating from SpringBoard's UX design course.
I'm a working graphic designer - the way SpringBoard set up their course is for working individuals to continue their education. SpringBoard is unique because of their large online community and mentor's they have available to assist you throughout your course. I was very thankful for my mentor (shout out Sandy!!) because she was challenging and offered amazing constructive feedback.
My experience with springboard offer's an amazing foundation to continue learning about the entire UX platform and now I have an idea of what avenue I will continue with!!
Thank you again, Springboard!
- A good introduction to UX Design- 11/7/2017Peter Alewine • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I just completed the UX Design course. I chose Springboard after quite a bit of research into other online certificate programs because you can work at your own pace, which is a big plus for me, and this makes it more affordable if you finish sooner. The mentors were good and the curriculum gives you a good foundation in UX. Also, they contribute quality material to the community at large via things like their "office hours" videos which are free on YouTube.
After completing the course, I have a solid portfolio piece, and enough knowledge to set out on my own looking for jobs and projects. My mentor, Emily Holmes, was great.
Overall quite satisfied.
- UX Design - great intro!- 10/14/2017Andrea Owens • Designer • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I recently (June 2017) completed the Springboard UX Design course. It was a great experience! I really enjoyed my weekly mentor call. It was super helpful to get feedback from a professional working in the field.
The projects were fun and allowed me to learn in my own way. I've tried other online courses and this is by far the best UX course I've experienced!
- Adarsh Srinivas • Data Analyst • Graduate • Course: Intermediate Data Science: Python • Campus: Online
I only have positive things to say about the data science intensive curriculum, my mentor and everyone at Springboard. I have had the best experience and I would do it all again in the future if I had the chance to do something that would boost my skill set. For anyone considering Springboard, the Data Science Intensive curriculum is the best course out there in the field of Data Science and prepares you completely for the industry. No other courses can compare to the quality of this course and the learning it offers. Mentor-led style of learning works best for someone who wants to enter this field and is by far he best way to learn everything about this dynamic field. The support-structure provided my Springboard, right from the student advisor to your mentor, is amazing and Springboard gives it's all for you to go out there and be successful. The perks of the slack community, career resources, office hours, capstone presentation as well as the electives offered in the curriculum make this certification totally worth it and makes it stand out from the rest. Finally, the mentors are some of the most passionate and the most knowledgeable people in the field of Data Science working for the biggest companies in the world, which provides you with an unique opportunity to network and learn from the best.
- Mentorship is Key- 8/8/2017Blake Bowland • UX/Product • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
Springboard was a fantastic course with a multitude of resources and also a step-by-step structure which truly helped you understand the UX process. But where Springboard really shines is the mentorship you receive from your 1-on-1 calls. I would highly recommend this course to anyone as you will take away from it solid skills and a mentor for life!
- Great Intro to Data Science- 8/7/2017Daniel P. • Graduate • Course: Introduction to Data Science • Campus: Online
- Cheaters- 8/7/2017Shanks • Graduate • Course: Data Science Career Track • Campus: Online
Look all my money and matched me with a mentor who has a lot of ego, who cares if he works for facebook...
They dont know how to deal with students in a cordial way, I will not recommend this to anyone who is serious about learning Datascience, you can find their course on youtube for free
Response From: Parul Gupta of SpringboardTitle: Co-FounderFriday, Aug 11 2017Hi Shashank,We’re sorry to hear that you feel this way! We completely understand that you didn’t have a great experience with your mentor. We do our best to monitor mentor experiences through our post-call surveys or when a student reaches out to their Student Advisor, and it’s unfortunate that your poor experience wasn’t brought into light until well into the course.When it was brought to our attention, we were more than happy to work with you to understand your situation and find a positive resolution to move forward, including working with you to find a different mentor you’d be happy working with. It’s unfortunate that we weren’t able to come to agreement to help us move forward positively, and we’re sad that you still feel negatively despite our constant communication with you regarding this entire situation.As an apology for your poor experience, we issued you a refund a few weeks back when you withdrew from the program, which should have been credited to your account. If you have further feedback to improve our program, we’re more than happy to hear it!
- UX Design Certification- 7/30/2017Lauren Grey • Art Director • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I took the Springboard UX course early in 2017 when I had gotten laid off unexpectedly. I had planned to take it, but it just gave me a bit more time to focus on the course and since it was a pay by the month situation, I figured it was a really good time to dive in. The course itself is quite thorough in a lot of ways. I have a graphic design background, but you really don't need any background to go through it. Since I had read some books, did some reading online and took a few high-level UX courses, it was a bit easier at the start for me than maybe it would be for others. I enjoyed the set your own pace aspect and devoted 4-5 hours a day toward it, but it could easily be worked on part-time and be effective. I do think that the more immersed in the hands-on work you get, the better understanding you'll have. I found the projects and the mentor sessions to be arguably more valuable than some of the articles and videos you watch, but it's partially because I learn better by doing than observing. Overall, I really enjoyed the learning and came out of the course with a good portfolio piece as well as a solid understanding of how to do UX generally. I didn't utilize the job search assistance because I was able to get another graphic design job before I finished the course. I think if you go through the course you might be able to get an entry-level UX job if you did a solid job of thinking about your portfolio as you went through the course, otherwise, expect some work at the end to make your work presentable to prospective employers. I suggest Springboard for anyone who likes to get through a bootcamp fairly quickly and in the comfort of your own home.
- UX Design Course- 7/28/2017Ami • UX Designer • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
- Great Program / Great Value- 7/25/2017Jeffrey Johnson • Graduate • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
For me it was either springboard or GA. I chose Springboard because I was able to get it done for more than 10,000 cheeper. I feel the quality was just as good and it suited my learning style and especially pace cause I'm working another job.
I live in a major metropolitan city so I can make all the connections I need by going to tech meetups and through friends so GA really didn't really sell me on the connection element. And again, I don't feel that I had any less quality of an education and my mentor Fabio Muniz (whom I strongly recommend) was very insightful and just as good or probably better than anyone I could have worked with at GA or elsewhere. And with Springboard during your mentor calls you will have their full attention whereas in a class if there's something really specific you need to get after you can get the full undivided attention without worrying about slowing a class or other students down.
In this case I'm giving the job support a 5 star as it may be not the same as some of the others it's 5 stars for the value. And your mentor will be able to tell you everything you need to know about finding your first career in UX.
Good Luck! And if you have any questions about the program feel free to email me @ whereisjeffrey@gmail
- UX Course- 7/25/2017Arez • Chief Strategist • Graduate • Campus: Online
- Excellent for beginners- 7/24/2017Dhanae Dias • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I wanted to start working with UX Design, and Springboard really helped me to know more about the subject. I totally recommend for those who don't know how to start. At the end of the course, I had a big project to use on my portfolio. The price is very good, and even after I finished my course, I still have access to the curriculum.
- Data Analytics for Business- 7/23/2017Sonia Wadhwa • Principal Program Manager • Graduate • Course: Business Analytics • Campus: Online
My experience with Springboard's Data Analytics course was very valuable as it provided a clear and logical framework that has helped me think of data analysis and insights more holistically than I was doing earlier. Also, I have been able to apply some of the tools and techniques I learned to my job. Though I joined thr workshop with the intent to understand and apply data analytics techniques to my current job, going thru this workshop also helped me think how I can use my passion for data to make a career switch.
Two aspects of the workshop I liked best:
1. The course content focused on real-life examples, skills, and practices supported by excellent feedback from my mentor.
2. My mentor was very knowledgeable and was able to give me not only feedback on my assignments but also pointers to additional information and reading materials that he knew would be applicable to my job.
- UX Design - Beginners or Refresher- 7/22/2017Aflinn • Creative Services Manager • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I signed up for the course for a career change; starting in marketing and then software consulting. The user experience was extremely interesting to me and it's one of the fastest growing career paths, still being defined.
This course was comprehensive, I had an industry expert as my mentor at every step of the way and in the end had built a full portfolio to show potential employers. The UX field has many different specified roles or can be for the generalists, no matter your interest or level of knowledge, this course touches all of them.
Highly recommend this course for those wanting to break into the industry or want a refresher on the principles of UX.
- my experience with the UX design course- 7/22/2017Suzan • Student • Course: UX Design • Campus: Online
I took the UX design course with springboard and I've learned a lot.
The course was comprehensive. Eventually I was able to understand how the design process actually works.
Adding to that, the mentor was very helpful and resourceful. The best thing was the weekly one on one calls with the mentor; that kept me motivated and I was able to address and solve the problems i had in my project.
Also, The advisor was very responsive and helpful.
I highly recommend taking courses with springboard.
- Data Analytics for Business- 7/22/2017Aisha Ibrahim • Graduate • Course: Business Analytics • Campus: Online
I just completed my 12-week data analysis for business program and am I glad that I got on board with this one!
It stretched me mentaly; which was frustrating sometimes, however, I came out the better for it.
My mentor (Paras Doshi) is extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind. He was always all about my interest, which was to learn as much as was possible.
I am not sure it there will be an advance business analytics program in the future; and if there happens to be one in the pipeline, I'd sign up in a heart beat.
- Foundations of Data Science Review- 5/10/2017Elizabeth • Graduate • Course: Introduction to Data Science • Campus: Online
I recently completed the Foundations of Data Science course. It took me a little less than 3 months to complete the curriculum and capstone project.
The best part about Springboard is the mentoring. I loved my mentor--she was extremely generous with her time and knowledge and her interests and mine aligned very well. She was always quick to respond and really encouraged me to push forward with coding and analytics that I felt usure about. I really miss my mentor!
I came to Springboard with no coding background , but with a graduate degree and some knowledge of statistics. Springboard does not make ANY of their own curriculum and they don't craft any tie-ins or connections between the different lessons. A large part of the curriculum is based off of Data Camp to learn R. Learning through Data Camp has it's own set of challenges and none of these are addressed by Springboard. Other components of the course include the EdX Analytics series and dplyr videos through Data School. Many of these resources are good on their own, but none is complete enough to give the student (or at least one w/o a coding background) sufficient foundation to tackle the assignments. Often the assignments are so disconnected from the curriculum, that they are difficult to complete w/o help for your mentor--which is OK to a degree, but given that each mentor session is 30 minutes--often time runs out before addressing the capstone and other project concerns. I really feel that more attention should be paid to the curriculum---it is certainly OK to use resources from other sites, but there should be reinforcement of key concepts like..writing functions...through either supplemental videos created by Springboard, or focus lessons during the office hours.
With regard to job assistance--there is none and the career materials provided, again are brief You Tube video clips or books that are not presented in any kind of way to give the student a view of the field, options for careers or even guidance in terms of moving forward with skills, once one completes the course. In fact, after completing the course, there is zero follow up or transition. I never received any certificate or any kind of "next steps if you want to keep learning" email. Once I finished and got my rubric from my mentor (and stopped paying the monthly fee), Springboard went off the radar.