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Student Profiles, Graduation, and Outcomes Data

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We believe transparency is critical to enabling prospective students to make informed decisions on which college to attend. The data contained on this page includes information about student outcomes after studying at Make School.

Note that as our Bachelor’s degree program is still very recent, we have supplemented insufficient graduation data with additional information on projected graduation rates, as well as positive job outcomes to give a fuller picture of student outcomes at Make School.

Enrollment Data by Ethnicity/Gender for 2017-19 Cohorts

Benchmark enrollment data gathered at the start date of each of the last three Make School cohorts. See the data here.

Retention and Graduation Data for 2017-19 Cohorts

Dismissal, withdrawal, retention, and graduation data for each of the last three Make School cohorts. See the data by ethnicity here and by gender here.

Projected Graduation Data for 2017-19 Cohorts

Because our Bachelor’s degree program is still young, we track projected graduation data, which sheds further light on the graduation rates that can be expected for the last three Make School cohorts. See the data by ethnicity here and by gender here.

Positive Job Outcomes

There are many ways to succeed at and after Make School. In addition to calculating our rates of graduation and retention, we also look at metrics that measure whether our alumni are employed. We do so both because student outcomes are important to us and also because it serves to give a clearer picture of the outcomes students can expect from Make School. It also serves to provide more information about our earlier cohorts that initially did not have the option of graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. With that in mind, you can take a look at the data here for the last three Make School cohorts.

Note: For a more detailed breakdown of graduates’ job outcomes, see the Alumni Job Outcomes section below.

These Employers Have Hired Make School Students

Make School alumni have a $100,300 average starting salary*. See a list of employers that have hired our students below.

* calculated based on all available 75 self reported data points

8fit Facebook (2) Moxxc Inc (2) Snap (2)
AAADistributor.com Google (3) NASA Software for Good
AeroFS IDEO nVisium Soylent
Affirm Infosys (2) Oracle Tesla
Ampush InfluxData Original Stitch Toptal
Apple (3) Lever Osaro Twitch
AuroraAR Life360 Pandora (2) Twitter
BlackRock Life Changing Labs (2) PaPaly UnifyID
BMO Financial LimeBike (2) Paypal USDA
Bottles Tonight LinkedIn (2) PlanGrid (2) Xai Solutions
Bread Finance Lyft San Francisco Chronicle Yahoo
Cardfree Make School (2) Segment Yelp (3)
Deltek Matterport ShipHawk Yewno
Dr Chrono Medium Shyp Yidio
Edmodo Mood Doctor Slide Zoosk (2)

Alumni Job Outcomes

Cohorts 1&2 (Sep 2014 - May 2017)
26 students Employed full time as software engineer or product manager* 87%
1 student Founded startup 3%
2 students Studying at university 7%
1 student Working non-tech job 3%
30 total students
*full time employment within 2.5 years of enrolling at Make School
Cohort 3 (Sep 2016 - May 2018)
20 students Employed full time as software engineer or product manager* 67%
2 students Founded startup 7%
5 students Contracting or working part time 17%
1 student Studying at other college 3%
2 students Self study and job seeking 7%
30 total students
*full time employment within 2.5 years of enrolling at Make School
Cohort 4 (Aug 2017 - Aug 2019)
23 students Employed full time as software engineer or product manager* 57.5%
7 students Employed as a software engineer intern 17.5%
1 student Employed as a software engineer apprentice 2.5%
3 students Contracting or working part time 7.5%
1 students Studying at Make School 2.5%
2 student Working non-tech job 5%
3 students Self study and job seeking 7.5%
40 total students
*full time employment within 2.5 years of enrolling at Make School
International students*
10 students Employed full time as software engineer or product manager 83%
2 students Unknown (haven’t self reported or updated LinkedIn) 17%
12 total students
*International students (excluded from data above)
Dropouts*
9 students Tech industry job 60%
1 student Teaching job 7%
5 students Unknown (haven’t self reported or updated LinkedIn) 33%
15 total students
*Dropouts (excluded from data above)
12% of students who enroll drop out due to:
  • Poor academic performance
  • Personal, family or health matters
  • Needing to earn money to support family or dependents

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