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Springboard v. Flatiron

bootcamps ux design Aug 04, 2023

If you are thinking about enrolling in a design bootcamp, then figuring out which bootcamp to enroll in can be a daunting task. How do you choose which bootcamp is the right fit for you? This article will breakdown the differences and similarities between two bootcamps: Springboard and Flairon.


What is Springboard? 

Springboard is a design bootcamp that focuses on UX/UI design.Ther offer courses in analytics, data science, design, software engineering, cybersecurity, and tech sales. Springboard emphasizes a self-paced program that can be finished in about 6 months. They also boast mentorship that begins as soon as students begin the course. Students have the ability to work on real-life projects, so that they can hone in on the skills they learn through the bootcamp. Lastly, they guarantee a job within six months. If students do not find a job within the six months after completion, they are refunded their full tuition. 


What is Flatiron? 

Flatiron is a design school that was designed in 2012. They have two physical locations, one in Denver and one in New York. They have also been offering online courses since 2015. Flatiron offers a range of classes such as software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and UX/UI product design. 


How Do the Bootcamps Compare in Cost? 

Depending on what type of course you decide to take, the cost will vary. Springboard’s tuition ranges between $490-$8,500, and Flatiron’s full time programs are $17,000 upfront; however, if the program is taken online then the price drops to $15,000. 


What are the Pros & Cons of Springboard?

The pros about Springboard’s bootcamp is that all classes are online, and asynchronous, which allows students to complete a course at their own pace. Springboard also provides students with mentors, career coaches, and opportunities to network. Springboard also offers both financing and scholarships to help students pay for the bootcamp. The cons of Springboard are that although Springboard does offer financial help to its students, that is all dependent on job placement on other factors.


What are the Pros & Cons of Flatiron? 

The pros of Flariron is that they offer both in-person and online classes. They also offer students the flexibility to choose the pace in which they complete the course. If enrolled full-time, students can complete the course in 15 weeks, or they may choose to complete the course in 20, 40, or 60 weeks. They also offer career prep lessons in their curriculum. Although Flatiron does offer mentorship, it is not unlimited. They only offer their students 180 days of one on one career coaching sessions. 


Hopefully after having read this comparison between the two bootcamps, it will help you make an informed decision about which bootcamp is best suited for you. When making a final decision keep in mind how much time, money, and energy you are willing to invest in whichever bootcamp you decide to enroll in. 


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Ruby is a SEO content writer who loves reading nonfiction, binging reality TV, and going to live shows. She loves her avocados on toast with a runny egg and freshly cracked black pepper. 

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