Record-Breaking Cohort of Colleges Adopt CodePath Coding Courses to Close Skill, Equity Gaps in Tech

Diverse group of 26 campuses will offer free, industry-backed software engineering courses in Spring 2020

CodePath, a nonprofit rebuilding computer science education to be more equitable, inclusive, and effective, today announced that 26 school sites will implement their industry-backed, free software engineering courses into their existing computer science programs during the Spring 2020 semester. 

This cohort — the largest in CodePath’s four year history of working on college campuses — will offer CodePath courses in iOS development, Android, and Cybersecurity, which were built in collaboration with the industry’s top engineers and targeted to build the high-demand tech skills that students outside the top computer science programs are rarely able to access. In addition to offering rigorously tested curricula, CodePath’s team of engineers provide grading, personalized content support, and one-on-one mentorship to all participating students, working to break down barriers to the tech industry for students from underrepresented backgrounds. 

“This cohort of 26 diverse institutions across the country is representative of a new paradigm of computer science education: one that recognizes that, instead of funnelling resources into a handful of elite programs, we have to build pathways for any student, on any campus to excel in tech,” said Michael Ellison, founder and CEO of CodePath. “Software engineering is no longer a niche industry, and we cannot afford to neglect talent at the vast majority of colleges and universities.” 

The sites include:

  • Android (7 sites)
    • Alabama A&M University
    • Berea College
    • California State University, Monterey Bay
    • Faulkner University
    • Florida A&M University
    • Humboldt State University
    • University of California, Irvine
  • iOS (14 sites)
    • California State University, Monterey Bay
    • College of Southern Nevada
    • College of Staten Island
    • Delaware State University
    • Howard University
    • Jackson State University
    • Michigan State University
    • Morgan State University
    • Notre Dame de Namur University
    • Purdue University, West Lafayette
    • San Jose State University
    • Texas A&M University, San Antonio
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, San Diego
  • Cybersecurity (9 sites)
    • California State University, San Bernardino
    • City College of New York
    • CUNY Baruch College
    • Merritt College
    • Texas A&M University, San Antonio
    • University of Florida, Gainesville
    • San Jose State University
    • University of Central Florida
    • University of Maryland, College Park

Data from a recent CodePath cohort found that students, 70 percent of whom were women or underrepresented minorities, were approximately three times more likely to receive a technical job offer after completing the program than if they had applied through companies’ standard recruiting process. 

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