Student Profiles, Graduation, and Outcomes Data

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


8fitFacebook(2)Moxxc Inc (2) Snap (2)
AAADistributor.comGoogle (3) NASA Software for Good
AeroFSIDEOnVisiumSoylent
AffirmInfosys (2)OracleTesla
AmpushInfluxDataOriginal StitchToptal
Apple (3)LeverOsaroTwitch
AuroraARLife360Pandora (2)Twitter
BlackRockLife Changing Labs (2)PaPalyUnifyID
BMO FinancialLimeBike (2)PaypalUSDA
Bottles TonightLinkedIn (2)PlanGrid (2)Xai Solutions
Bread FinanceLyftSan Francisco ChronicleYahoo
CardfreeMake School (2)SegmentYelp (3)
DeltekMatterportShipHawkYewno
Dr ChronosmallShypYidio
EdmodoMood DoctorSlideZoosk (2)

Alumni Job Outcomes

Cohorts 1&2 (Sep 2014 - May 2017)

26 studentsEmployed full time as software engineer or product manager*87%
1 studentFounded startup3%
2 studentsStudying at university7%
1 studentWorking non-tech job3%

30 total students

*full time employment within 2.5 years of enrolling at Make School

Cohort 3 (Sep 2016 - May 2018)

20 studentsEmployed full time as software engineer or product manager*67%
2 studentsFounded startup7%
5 studentsContracting or working part time17%
1 student Studying at other college 3%
2 studentsSelf study and job seeking7%

30 total students

*full time employment within 2.5 years of enrolling at Make School

Cohort 4 (Aug 2017 - Aug 2019)

23 studentsEmployed full time as software engineer or product manager*57.5%
7 studentsEmployed as a software engineer intern17.5%
1 studentEmployed as a software engineer apprentice2.5%
3 studentsContracting or working part time7.5%
1 studentsStudying at Make School2.5%
2 studentWorking non-tech job5%
3 studentsSelf study and job seeking7.5%

40 total students

*full time employment within 2.5 years of enrolling at Make School

International students*

10 studentsEmployed full time as software engineer or product manager83%
2 studentsUnknown (haven’t self reported or updated LinkedIn)17%

12 total students

*International students (excluded from data above)

Dropouts*

9 studentsTech industry job60%
1 studentTeaching job7%
5 studentsUnknown (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

The Bachelor in Applied Computer Science program is offered by the Dominican University of California through an incubation partnership with MakeSchool.org.

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