Springboard vs. Career Foundry: Which Is the Best Choice for You?

Both providers have robust online communities and support systems in place for remote learning, one-to-one mentorship for certain courses, and a job guarantee.

Springboard and Career Foundry both offer a variety of courses designed to help students find a job in the tech industry. Both bootcamp providers pride themselves on their programs’ ultimate results in helping students kickstart a new career. However, there are a number of key differences between Springboard and Career Foundry. Reviewing these differences can help you make an informed decision that best fits your needs and budget.

Springboard vs. Career Foundry

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1:1 Professional Mentorship
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Career Services
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Job Guarantee
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Why choose Springboard over Career Foundry

Professional Mentorship

On demand mentors (in addition to your regular mentor) help you plan, create and structure a portfolio that will stand out to future employers.

Flexible Tuition

Mutiple payment and scholarship options to make sure that you never pay too much for your course.

Career Support

An extensive and dedicated career services support team including your own career coach, group coaching calls and mock interviewers.

An industry-leading program

Enrolling with Springboard guarantees you a quality learning experience.
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Meet a few of our Springboard alumni

Reyna Martinez

Education: Psychology
Previous Job: Student Advisor
Current Job: UX Designer, ServiceMax

My mentor built a lot of confidence in me throughout my Springboard experience–and I think that's just a testimony to how Springboard selects their mentors.

Diego Encarnacion

Education: Philosophy
Previous Job: Student at Vassar College
Current Job: UX Designer, IBM

Springboard provided me with the tools and resources I needed to get into the field, even as someone who hadn’t heard of UX design before.

Jon Shepard

Education: Political Science
Previous Job: Army Reserves
Current Job: Sr Associate, J.P. Morgan

Having a community focused on accomplishing the same goal is crucial for staying motivated and on task

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses do Springboard and Career Foundry offer?

Springboard offers 100% online courses in data science, data analytics, UX design, UI design, cybersecurity and software engineering.

Career Foundry offers three tiers of courses in its learning model. Students can enroll in bootcamps in UX or UI design, web development, and data analytics. Additionally, students can take introductory-level courses in these subjects that are shorter and geared towards learning the essentials.

How much do courses cost at Springboard and Career Foundry?

Springboard Career Tracks cost between $5,500 and $10,000 for students who pay upfront. Its intro, as well as prep courses, range from $350-$490.

If paying upfront, Career Foundry’s career-focused programs cost a flat fee of $6,555. In addition, Career Foundry offers introductory courses at $690 upfront, and students are able to receive a tuition credit of $590 if they move on to some of the certified career-focused courses.

What kind of career improvements can I expect from completing a course?

Springboard graduates report an average salary increase of $22,000 in their first job after graduating (data from software engineering, data analytics, data science and UX programs). This means the average Springboard Career Track pays for itself in 3-5 months. In addition, 93% of all Springboard students received an offer within 12 months, with 53% of students overall receiving a job offer prior to graduating.

CareerFoundry reports that 96% of eligible graduates get a job in tech within 180 days of completing their program. The average salary increase reported by graduates in their new jobs is $15,529, while 47% report an increase of $10-20k.

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