Springboard and Fullstack Academy 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 Fullstack. Reviewing these differences can help you make an informed decision that best fits your needs and budget.
Springboard offers bootcamps, prep courses, and certificates in software engineering, data science, data analytics, tech sales, cybersecurity, and UI/UX design. They combine a comprehensive self-paced curriculum of video lectures, readings and quizzes with capstone projects that mimic the real-world experience of a profession plus regular calls with an expert mentor and industry career coach.
Fullstack Academy blends online and in-person courses in coding, product management, cybersecurity, and data analytics. Their coding courses are offered with both full- and part-time commitments.
Springboard Career Tracks cost between $5,500 and $10,000 for students who pay upfront. Though Springboard does not offer ISAs for any of its courses, students who aren’t able to pay the Career Track tuition cost upfront have access to scholarships and a deferred tuition financing option where they pay a fixed amount only after getting a job.
Fullstack’s full-time programs cost between $15,910 and 17,910, while the part-time programs cost $13,980 to $15,980. Financing options of monthly payments are also available for many programs, as are several scholarships.
The Grace Hopper Program, which costs $17,910 to $19,910, offers a deferred tuition option. With this option, students will make an initial deposit, while the rest is paid off once the student is working full-time
Springboard offers students a six-month runway to secure a role in their industry. If students don’t secure a position within that timeframe, Springboard refunds 100% of tuition.
93% of all Springboard students received an offer within 12 months, with 53% of students overall receiving a job offer prior to graduating.
Fullstack Academy reports its graduates have an average starting salary of $72,000 in Chicago and $90,000 in New York.
Fullstack also reports the job placement rates of its Grace Hopper Program: 84.9% of students were employed in full-time field positions within 180 days, and 94.3% were employed later on.