Thinkful offers one of the most in depth coding experiences in the Windy City. From Lake shore drive to the suburbs of Chicago, you’ll learn the coding skills you need to make a name for yourself throughout the Chicago tech scene and beyond. Through Thinkful’s online learning platform, you’ll be able to work from some of the best coffee shops and co ops that Chicago has to offer. While online based, Thinkful has one of it’s collaborative scenes based in Chicago. This way you’ll be able to meet up with local peers. Additionally, Chicago is one of participating cities for Thinkful’s living stipend. You could be allotted up to $1,500 a month just for calling Chicago home!
Thinkful specializes in a few different programs but focuses on giving each and every student a well rounded career based education. Thinkful’s most prominent programs include their Software Engineering and Data Science Immersions. Each of these courses comes with a flex option. Additionally, Thinkful also offers flex courses in Data Analytics and Product Design. There are many different learning paths that you’ll take while immersed in Thinkful’s curriculum. You’ll have one on one meetings with your personal mentor, work on projects and pair program with your cohort, collaborate with instructors and TAs, and of course focus on building your own unique portfolio with a focus on career based optimization.
One of the biggest driving factors of Thinkful’s success is most definitely it’s accessibility. Because Thinkful is based online it can be completed anywhere! This allows for much flexibility when it comes to schedule. Additionally, Thinkful offers a variety of courses with many different course load options to suit everyone’s needs. Ready to make a total 50-60 hour per week full time commitment? Try one of Thinkful’s immersions. Interested in night and weekend classes? Thinkful Is specifically tailored “after hours” software development course might be the best fit for you! Thinkful also offers a variety of part time “flex” courses for those interested in taking their education in their own hands and learning at their individual pace.
Thinkful boast high job placement rates across its many programs. Job placement percentages come in at 90% for Thinkful’s Software Engineering Immersion, 88% for it’s Data Science Flex, and 84% for it’s Software Engineering Flex. Median salaries for Thinkful’s graduates range from $63,000 to $75,000. Thinkful’s grads have found themselves working at prominent tech companies all across the globe. Thinkful graduates have went on to code for companies such as Google, IBM, Amazon, Boeing, WalmartLabs, and many more.
Tuition varies amongst Thinkful’s programs with prices ranging anywhere from $7,900 to $18,500. Thinkful offers two full-time immersions, one for Software engineering and one for Data Science. Prices for these programs are $16,000 and $18,500 respectively. It’s important to remember that these prices are contingent on you paying the full amount upfront. Thinkful also offers both monthly in house payment plans, Income Share Agreements, and private loans through Skills Fund. For income share agreements specifically, Thinkful’s repayment occurs at the $40,000 income threshold with terms including 15% of your salary for 3 years. Another great financial benefit of Thinkful is the fact that they automatically offer significant scholarships for both women and US Military Active Duty and Veterans.
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