As two of the leading online course providers in the tech space, both Springboard and Simplilearn use very similar education models: in depth courses delivered online with varying degrees of support like mentorship, career services, and job guarantees.
In this comparison, we’ll look at the specifics of each provider, including the types of courses they offer, how they are priced, and the support they offer their students.
While each provides a variety of courses in topics like data science and cybersecurity, there are some big differences in how they are delivered.
Springboard offers asynchronous and 100% online courses in data analytics, data science, UX/UI design, software engineering, cybersecurity, and tech sales. Courses are self-paced and can be done in conjunction with having a job.
Simplilearn offers hundreds of online courses across categories ranging from data science and business analytics to dev ops, AI and machine learning, software development, cybersecurity, and quality management. Some of its programs are developed in conjunction with organizations such as IBM, while its postgraduate programs are developed with universities such as Purdue, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Caltech.
Springboard’s courses are around $10,000, with discounts and scholarships available if certain criteria are met. Springboard’s introductory courses, which give students a taste of a field at a fraction of the time commitment, start from $349.
Simplilearn’s courses range from $399 for its introductory beginner courses to $4,200 for its postgraduate bootcamps.
Springboard offers a job guarantee for all bootcamp graduates - if a student does not secure a job related to their field of study within six months of graduation, Springboard will offer a full refund on tuition.
92% of all Springboard students received an offer within 12 months and graduates report an average salary increase of $22,000 in their job offers.
Simplilearn doesn’t publish data on how many of its graduates go on to secure jobs in a field related to their studies. However, it claims that 85% of its graduates reported a career benefit such as a promotion or a new job.