Springboard vs. Udemy: Comparing the Online Learning Platforms

A comparison of course offerings, learning format, tuition and student outcomes.

Springboard and Udemy are two of the leading online learning providers with very different approaches to how they deliver and support courses. While Udemy boasts more than 100,000 courses, Springboard focuses on just a handful of high-level bootcamps, courses, and introductory programs.

This comparison will look at the details of each, including average cost, support options, and how students perform once they complete their course.

Springboard vs. Udemy

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Meet a few of our Springboard alumni

George Mendoza

Education: Economics & History
Previous Job: Business Analyst
Current Job: Solutions Manager, Hypergiant

The career coaches at Springboard were invaluable in curating my resume to better reflect my experience and ambitions.

Brandon Beidel

Education: Economics
Previous Job: Software Engineer
Current Job: Sr. Data Scientist at Red Ventures

Springboard had the factors that were most important to me: the ability to learn remotely and have a flexible schedule so I could work part-time, dedicated mentors, and career services.

Parker Konz

Education: Political Science
Previous Job: Singer & Musician
Current Job: Visual Designer, Gorilla Group

I liked that it was a long, in-depth program, which is what I wanted. I learned a lot and I feel very prepared for my job now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses do Springboard and Udemy offer?

Springboard offers bootcamps, courses, and introductory programs in data science, data analytics, software engineering, cybersecurity, tech sales, and UI/UX design. All courses are 100% online, self-paced, and delivered asynchronously so they can be done in conjunction with having a job.

Udemy hosts thousands of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) across a variety of subjects including; how to use Adobe Illustrator, introductory music theory, mastering mindfulness, pastry-making, hair and make-up, SQL for data science and more.

The platform boasts more than 155,000 courses from 56,000 instructors around the world, some of whom are recognized industry experts while others are simply knowledgeable about the subject matter.

How much do courses cost at Springboard and Udemy?

Springboard’s bootcamps are around $10,000, with discounts and scholarships available for select students. Springboard’s introductory courses, which give students a taste of a field at a fraction of the time commitment, start from $349.

Udemy’s courses start from as little as $14.99, although the platform’s more popular computer science and design-related courses typically range from $90-130. By paying the one-time fee, students get access to video tutorials and readings that comprise the course.

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

94% of eligible Springboard graduates landed a job within 12 months and received an average salary increase of $22,000.

Udemy doesn’t publish any student outcome data.

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