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Springboard is an online learning platform that prepares students for the tech industry’s most in-demand careers with comprehensive, mentor-led online programs in software engineering, data science, UI/UX design, cybersecurity, and more. All Springboard courses are 100% online, remote, and self-paced throughout an average of 6-9 months. Springboard acts as a support system, coach, and cheerleader for working professionals who are ready to level-up or make a major career shift. Students have access to a unique community of industry mentors, thought leaders, and alumni, who are on hand to offer insights, networking opportunities, and support throughout the program and well past graduation. Every Springboard student is matched with a personal student advisor and industry mentor who guides them throughout the program through weekly video calls.

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.

Before graduation, Springboard’s career services team supports students in their job search, helping prepare them for interviews and networking, and facilitates their transition into the tech industry. Springboard’s tuition-back guarantee allows students a six-month runway to land a job.

Springboard’s support does not end when students graduate. All graduates benefit from an extensive support network encompassing career services, 1:1 career coaching, networking tips, resume assistance, interview prep, and salary negotiation. Since Springboard was founded in 2013, 94% of eligible graduates secured a job within one year, earning an average salary increase of $26,000.

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  • Cyber Security Career Track

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This Cyber Security Career Track is the first online cyber bootcamp to guarantee your first cybersecurity job or your tuition back. In this fully online Cyber Security Career Track, you will learn from the comfort of your home and at your own pace with 1:1 support from a skilled cybersecurity mentor and dedicated support from career coaches. You’ll complete 30+ labs and 35+ mini-projects while getting everything you need to pass the Security+ certification test. By the end of the bootcamp, you'll have all of the blue team technical and communication skills you need to start a cybersecurity analyst role (A job that helps you earn about $100,000 in average salary). Units include: - Cybersecurity Basics (optional) - Cybersecurity Fundamentals - IT Project Management - Host-based security - Network Security - Identity and Access Management - Security Assessment and Training - Security Operations - Application Security - Security+ Prep
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit
    Deferred Tuition: Pay a $700 deposit and then pay rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1,890/month, $9,900 upfront, loan financing and deferred tuition payment plans available.
    Refund / GuaranteeYour money back if you don't land a job within 6 months after graduating from our online bootcamp and receiving your Security+ Certification.
    Scholarship$750 scholarship for veterans and women in tech.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAll backgrounds are welcome, as long as you can demonstrate strong analytical skills and a determination to work through and complete all required course activities.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Analytics Career Track

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    Data Analytics , Data Visualization, Excel, Python, SQL
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Become 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.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred tuition plan: Pay $500 and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$8,500 upfront or $1,690 monthly payments, or deferred tuition plan.
    Refund / GuaranteeBecome a data analyst. Job Guaranteed.
    Scholarship$500 scholarship for veterans and women in tech.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level2 years of professional work experience working regularly with office, design or programming tools. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Engineering Career Track

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    Data Structures, Spark, Virtualization, Data Engineering
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Data Engineering students will learn to translate business needs into data infrastructure. The curriculum is designed to teach students the framework, skills, and tools the world's top technology companies demand. Some of the topics the curriculum covers include ETL and data pipelines, big data technologies like MapReduce, Apache Hadoop and Spark, and data warehousing, data schema, and modeling.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit
    Deferred Tuition plan: Pay a $700 deposit and the rest and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1,890/month, $9,900 upfront, loan financing, and deferred tuition plans available.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull tuition refund if you don't land a job within 6 months of graduating.
    Scholarship$750 scholarships for veterans and women in tech.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level- 6+ months of work experience in any analytical role, ideally working with SQL - 6+ months of work experience as a software engineer using Python or Java or C++ - Bachelor's degree in CS or other degree that involves extensive programming skills
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Career Track

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    Data Science, Git, Python, SQL, Machine Learning, MySQL, Spark
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get 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.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition available: Pay $700 and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1,890 /month or $9,900 upfront or deferred tuition plan.
    Scholarship$750 for Women in Tech and Veterans
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelComfortable programming and comfortable with statistics.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science Career Track Prep

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    Data Science, Data Visualization, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$490
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Need 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.
    Financing
    DepositNone
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginnger
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Introduction to Data Analytics

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    Excel, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$349
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This course is designed to help students decide if a career in data analytics is right for them. It will also help them decide if Springboard is the right educator for them. The course will introduce students to data analytics fundamentals, including structured thinking processes, Excel foundations, and how to present data-driven insights.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Introduction to Design

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    User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$349
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This four-week, online course allows students to experience the Springboard curriculum in a bite-sized, easily digestible format. It’s created for those who want to test if online learning is for them, and those who are simply curious to see if their interest in design could lead them towards a new career. Introduction to Design students have access to one-on-one mentorship from a design expert, a one-on-one call with a career coach, hands-on, exercise-based learning, access to a dedicated student advisor, a teaching assistant, student operations support and a community of aspiring designers and design experts.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansThere is a one time fee of $349 at the time of enrolling in the course.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo minimum skill level required.
    Prep WorkNo prep work needed for this course.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Software Engineering Career Track

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    Front End, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, React.js
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week36 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Launch your career as a software engineer with 1:1 mentorship, career coaching, and a job guarantee. If you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition is refunded. We’ve partnered with legendary coding instructor Colt Steele to develop a cutting-edge curriculum covering everything from Python and SQL to the latest JavaScript frameworks that employers are hiring for, React and Node. As part of the course, you’ll build your own production-ready web apps to showcase to employers. You’ll also be paired with a personal mentor, an experienced software engineer currently working in the industry, who will guide you throughout the course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit
    Deferred Tuition: Pay a $700 deposit and then pay rest when you get a job.
    Tuition PlansOne-time Upfront Payment: $9,900 Month-to-month: $1,290/month
    Refund / GuaranteeLand a software engineering job in 6 months of graduating or get a full tuition refund.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $750 scholarship for women in tech and veterans.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrerequisites: JavaScript fundamentals & programmatic problem solving skills. Recommended: HTML & CSS fundamentals
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Software Engineering Career Track Prep

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    CSS, HTML, JavaScript
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$490
    Class size1
    LocationOnline
    Learn HTML/CSS and JavaScript in this online self-paced course from your own senior software engineer mentor. The perfect foundation to becoming a software engineer and taking more advanced job-guaranteed bootcamps like Springboard’s Software Engineer Career Track.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI / UX Design Career Track

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    Data Visualization, Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$11,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Want to break into the tech and have a creative impact? Even if you have no previous design or tech experience, you can become a UI or UX designer in 9 months, equipped to own the product design process end-to-end. With our guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded. The course curriculum is ideal for those looking to career transition from non-design related backgrounds. You'll learn to apply design tools and concepts in the context of real-life design problems. Receive rigorous training from user research and wireframes to high fidelity mockups and working with developers to implement them. Build your confidence and a stellar portfolio curated from hands-on projects with clients. You have the flexibility to study online whilst working full time. Plus get 1-1 expert mentor support and a dedicated career coach to ensure your success throughout your journey.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition: Pay $700 upfront, and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1,590/month, $11,900 upfront, or deferred tuition
    Refund / GuaranteeJob Guarantee
    Scholarship$750 for women and veterans
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAll backgrounds are welcome as long as you can demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Career Track

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    Design, User Experience Design, Data Visualization
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Become 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.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition: Pay $500 upfront, and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1,590/month, $7,900 upfront, loan financing and deferred tuition payment plans available.
    Refund / GuaranteeJob Guarantee
    Scholarship$500 scholarship for veterans and women in tech.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAcademic or professional experience in user design or development oriented fields.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

1 Scholarship

  • $1000 Springboard Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Springboard scholarship for $1,000 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • All courses in Online
    • Data Analytics Career Track (Online)
    • Data Science Career Track (Online)
    • Software Engineering Career Track (Online)
    • UI / UX Design Career Track (Online)
    • UX Career Track (Online)
  • Emily Peeler  User Photo
    Emily Peeler • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I had a great experience with the Springboard Data Analytics Career Track. I worked full-time while completing the program and really appreciated how flexible and asynchronous it was. The curriculum is jam-packed and I personally struggled a bit to complete the program on time, but it's definitely doable! I would recommend this bootcamp to others who like to work at their own pace and on their own time and are comfortable working independently, as it does require a good deal of self-motivation and proactivity to complete. I found the content and assignments to be very helpful and practical and I have applied much of what I learned to my current job. Lastly, I found the weekly mentor calls and monthly career coaching calls to be INCREDIBLY helpful and all support staff I interacted with were excellent. Overall, Springboard was a great option for me and I'm really glad I did it!
  • UX Design
    - 12/21/2021
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    Rimon • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I really loved my experience with Springboard. They provided really supportive resources and mentors. I learned so much about UX Design and I finished the courses as a confident designer. I have a strong portfolio, resume and cover letter.  I love that they help with negotiating your salary as well. It was nice talking to recruiters and getting valuable information about the interview process and what to expect.
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    Even though I had difficulty with finishing the course on time, Springboard’s Data Analytics Career Track program is filled with useful information for those looking to find a career in data. I went from knowing nothing to having some skills in Python, SQL, Tableau, and others. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has time on their hands and is looking to be challenged with learning a completely new field. This course is beginner friendly if you put in the effort, and the mentors are all deeply knowledgeable. 
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    Charlie Fan • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Prior to enrollment, I favored Springboard because they seemed to offer the best bang for the buck -- their syllabus covered as much or more than other bootcamps and also promised to help with career strategies (interviewing, prepping, algorithms, etc). Having just completed their 9 month Software Engineering track, I am glad I went with them.

    Be forewarned, this track covers a lot of material! As with anything tech related, you'll likely find the material covered for free elsewhere or cheaper courses. However with Springboard, you are paying for a well structured comprehensive course AND active mentorship by industry professionals and career advisors who are actual hiring managers. You gain insight into what technologies companies are currently using.

    I had real people reviewing my assignments, giving me feedback on my projects, and showing me how to use the knowledge gained to plan and develop a full stack capstone project. In addition to technical learning, the career advisors helped with creating resume, LinkedIn profiles, networking, and practice interviews.
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    I really liked the program, especially working with the mentors. The mentors, career coaches, and other support staff were all very knowledgeable. It's important to acknowledge that this program does take a lot of time, and requires you to be highly self-motivated. They give you everything you need to succeed, but you will only get out as much as you put in. I researched several different programs before deciding on Springboard and I'm glad I did; ultimately, the mentor experience was incalculably valuable. Beyond UX, Springboard really showed me how to make myself a marketable job applicant.
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    Engaging lectures, good advice, convenient and well rounded course layout, but ultimately I need to do the studying and applying to jobs. But it was the only bootcamp at the time to offer a job guarantee to non US students. I would highly recommend!
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    PROS: Totally online, great curriculum, expert mentorship, really helpful career coaching, and helpful events.
    CONS: Totally online, so the human element of learning and socializing while gaining skills isn’t there so much. It happens through Skype / Zoom / Slack, but if you want to have informal random chats with peers or mentors as you pass by them and everyone’s definitely at the same part of the curriculum, that won’t happen here.
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    While the technical data science curriculum with Springboard is outstanding by combining Datacamp with dozens of hand-selected resources online, there are endless resources online for learning the technical aspects of data science and machine learning. If you just want to learn the technical side of data science, just get a Datacamp membership.

    However, if you want to take your professional career to the next level, join Springboard. Weekly mentor calls hold you accountable with the curriculum, and the career coaches guide you through networking, polishing the LinkedIn profile, building a focused resume, and writing cover letters. Springboard is not the least expensive bootcamp out there, but the networking, mentoring, and career coaching resources more than make up for the cost. It's an incredible value given the opportunities for salary growth afterwards. 
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    I had a great experience in UX/UI Design bootcamp at Springboard! I highly recommend this bootcamp for anyone looking to shift careers. I signed up for the Design Career track, as this includes career calls after the course to help you find a full time position. When I was deciding on a UX/UI bootcamp, I was hesitant to sign up for a longer/more expensive bootcamp, but am very glad I went with Springboard. Here are some of the key reasons why:

    The weekly mentor (an industry professionals) calls are super helpful and help you get immersed into the UX/UI field. My mentor helped me understand UX/UI concepts, and helped me refine the deliverables to build my case studies up! You come out of the course with a full portfolio (essential for getting a job!) with four case studies including an Industry Design Project, which is essentially an internship with a company. This real-world experience is really helpful coming out of the course! The curriculum does a good job teaching you UX/UI concepts and slowly building those up.

    Career guidance is prompted throughout the course, which was extremely helpful. Throughout the course, you are prompted early on to start building career skills such as networking. You also have calls with a career coach while you are simultaneously going through the technical material. This early prompting to start thinking about how you are going to get a job and slowly building skills necessary for this were extremely helpful for me. You come out of the course with an updated UX/UI resume as well as a updated and revised (by career coach) Linkedin.

    You are assigned a student advisor which helps you keep moving along. Having someone to keep me on track was essential for me. She gave me weekly deadlines that I needed to meet in order to complete by the date I gave her. Having this was a game changer for me. 

    Finally, you are connected with a Springboard slack community, so you are able to meet other students in the course. This is really helpful as the course is remote, and helps you stay connected to others and meet new people who are in a career shift as you. I met a lot of wonderful friends along the way, while also building up my professional network. 

    If you are wanting to shift careers, Springboard is a great choice! I feel very prepared for the working world and am glad that I still am able to meet with a Career coach on a bi-weekly basis, who will help me land a full-time position. 
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    The Springboard program does a great job to creating a "springboard" into the UX Design Field. You are taught the fundamentals of the industry and provided coaching along the way. The industry design project is the most valuable aspect to the course, as you have a chance at really industry work and experience. Overall wonderful program, people, and content. 
  • GREAT CHOICE!!!
    - 11/5/2021
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    Philip Jung • UI/UX Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    It's hard to find a Bootcamp that cares. I won't mention the other one I almost took, but let's just say that the mentor I would have been working with for the duration of my time, IMMEDIATELY gave off vibes of wanting to get off the initial call once 30 minutes had gone by and it rhymed with Splinterfaction Resign Crownbation. Again, don't want to mention names. 

    Then I came across Springboard, as skeptical as ever and was given a list of mentors to choose from and have an initial conversation. After our first call, I KNEW this mentor cared. My mentor never stopped giving me his full attention for 9 months and Student Support is UNBELIEVABLE. There's literally nothing they wont do to make sure that you have what you need to finish the course. Seriously, they have your back. I'm sure some of you are reading this and saying, "this was definitely a paid review", but trust me, if you actually knew me, you would know that you couldn't pay me to write a good review about a SCHOOL if I didn't like it.

    If you're on the fence, look no further, trust me!!! Don't waste your time at another BootCamp that may or may not have your back the ENTIRE WAY THROUGH. It's a hard journey and a long grind so keep that in mind when making your selection. 

    Sincerely,

    - A fellow student who suffered and clawed his way to a finish line

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