Manchester, NH (October 28, 2015) — Two major players in education, Southern New Hampshire University and Flatiron School, have partnered to provide increased access to coding curriculum and the skills needed for jobs in high-demand industries.
The partnership will include three elements:
- An expansion of Flatiron School’s recently launched remote learning platform, creating the first nation-wide online coding bootcamp.
- A 3+1 program, available to SNHU students, consisting of a three-year academic program followed by six months of Flatiron School’s web development curriculum and a paid internship during the final semester before graduation.
- An in-person coding bootcamp at the SNHU Nashua campus, situated in the tech belt of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire border.
SNHU and Flatiron School will also apply jointly to the recently announced Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) experimental sites, which will enable any potential student to access federal financial aid in order to pay for Flatiron School. SNHU will work with its accreditors and a quality assurance provider to ensure that Flatiron School can maintain its 99% job placement rate with average starting salaries of $74,000.
“Since opening our doors in 2012, Flatiron School has pursued the goal of preparing and placing people with no prior coding experience into jobs as programmers, and we’ve continuously explored ways to expand access to our curriculum without compromising our industry-leading results,” said Adam Enbar, president, Flatiron School. “SNHU's infrastructure, along with their commitment to quality and innovation, will allow us to accelerate that goal while maintaining an incredibly high bar for student success.”
Both organizations are deeply committed to providing the best educational opportunities for all students through a variety of pathways. Flatiron School offers immersive web and mobile development courses in-person at its New York City headquarters, remotely through Learn-Verified, and through programs specifically geared toward low-income, underserved New York City residents, as well as courses for high school students across the country. Southern New Hampshire University offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available on campus and online or through College for America, a competency-based degree model.
“After meeting with the Flatiron team, the potential for a partnership was obvious. We both believe strongly in the power of education to transform lives,” said Paul LeBlanc, president, Southern New Hampshire University. “Our mission is focused on the success of our students. By offering this opportunity, we can position our students for career opportunities and future growth and success in their selected fields.”
Planning for the online expansion will begin immediately, while the 3+1 program and coding bootcamp offered at SNHU’s Nashua campus will open Fall 2016. The organizations will submit letters of intent for the EQUIP experimental site by December 2015.
About Southern New Hampshire University Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a nonprofit, regionally accredited, private university with an 80-year history of educating traditional-age students and working adults. With over 70,000 students and more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available on campus and online, SNHU offers access to high quality and affordable education. SNHU’s main campus is located in Manchester, NH with locations in Nashua, Portsmouth and Salem, NH, and Brunswick, Maine. Recognized as the “Most Innovative” by U.S. News & World Report, SNHU continues to transform higher education by providing the best educational opportunity and experience for all students. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.
About Flatiron School Flatiron School trains creative, passionate people in web and mobile development. Established in 2012 by founders Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum, 99 percent of Flatiron School's adult graduates have launched careers in companies like Google, Intel and Microsoft. All classes are facilitated by highly skilled instructors. Flatiron School is a recognized partner of NYC Department of Small Business Services, creating opportunities for all New Yorkers.