About Our Northwest Arkansas Community

You’re probably wondering what sets us apart from other programs, and we’re happy to tell you: Kenzie cares. We take care of our students throughout our part-time and full-time programs. From the specialized admissions process to working with Instructors and Facilitators to regular check-ins with our Student Services team, we work to make you feel valued as a Kenzie student. Our Student Services team also works with our employer partners to connect you to jobs in Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding areas, so you can find the career you’re seeking.

Retraining and upskilling in your community

We are dedicated to helping you get the skills you need for the future of work. That is why we are offering the first 100 students from Northwest Arkansas who enrolled in our Software Engineering program a free laptop and WiFi during the Software Engineering program. Along with the computer and WiFi, you’ll also be eligible for up to 10% off the cost of your program through our exclusive scholarship. All of this is made possible through the generous support of the Walton Family Foundation.

Exclusive offer for Northwest Arkansas students in our Full-Time Software Engineering Program

  • Free Laptop to use during your program
  • Free WiFi for 12-months
  • Scholarship for up to 10% off your program

This exclusive offer is available because of the generous support from the Walton Family Foundation and their focus to improve the lives and communities in North West Arkansas.

Our flexible programs

Kenzie Academy offers a full-time Software Engineering program and a part-time UX Design Career program, both built to prepare you for a career in tech and tech-adjacent industries. A Kenzie education puts you ahead of the competition as you learn soft skills, technical skills, and get connected with industry professionals.

Our curriculum is focused on the needs of the industry, so you’re not only learning to solve the problems of today but tomorrow’s as well. You will receive an education guided by some of the biggest names in tech and created to lead you to the career you deserve.

 

 

  • The Kenzie Way

    As a Kenzie student, you’ll be supported on your journey to a successful career in tech. That’s why we design our curriculum to help you affirm and track your progress. We’ve built the following affirmations and programming into our curriculum to keep you engaged and motivated:

    • Weekly kick-offs with instructors
    • Daily after-lunch check-ins
    • Work time with facilitators on Zoom
    • Building community through Friday evening Fireside Chat/Social Hour
    • Career Fridays introduce tools for job hunting & communication
    • Deep dives for advanced students & office hours for those struggling
    • Code reviews & other forms of feedback
  • Software Engineering Program Quick Facts

    • Program Length: 9 months
    • Program Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday to Friday Eastern (some cohorts are available 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pacific)
    • Program Location: Online anywhere in the U.S. or on-campus in Downtown Indianapolis*
    • Program Start Dates: New cohorts launch every January, April, July, and October
    • Tuition: $20,000
    • Syllabus: Click Here To View

    *Our campus is currently closed due to the health risks posed by COVID-19.

  • UX Design Career Program Quick Facts

    • Program Length: 6 months
    • Program Hours: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Eastern, for 2 weekdays per week (Monday + Wednesday OR Tuesday + Thursday) and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern, for 9 Saturdays.
    • Program Location: Online anywhere in the U.S. or on-campus in Downtown Indianapolis*
    • Program Start Dates: New cohorts launch every January, April, July, and October
    • Tuition: $10,900
    • SyllabusClick Here To View

    *Our campus is currently closed due to the health risks posed by COVID-19.

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Our Programs

Software Engineering Program
Full-Time
Software Engineering Program<br>Full-Time

Our Software Engineering program covers Front-End and Back-End web development. As a student, you’ll master our full-stack engineering curriculum with the guidance of industry practitioners — professionals with real experience to offer, not just theory.

  • Tuition: $20,000
  • Time Commitment: 9 months
UX Design Career Program
Part-Time
UX Design Career Program<br>Part-Time

Our User Experience (UX) Design program, with our job guarantee, is built for working professionals. This part-time program will give you the education needed to become a UX Designer and solve real-world problems.

  • Tuition: $10,900
  • Time Commitment: 6 months
Our Programs
Our Programs

Northwest Arkansas is a growing tech hub

Northwest Arkansas holds a special place in our hearts. We’ve partnered with the Walton Family Foundation to foster the tech talent pipeline in the area. Why? Because tech business is booming in Northwest Arkansas. Area job growth in the tech industry is now outpacing the growth of non-STEM jobs, and there’s no sign of slowing down. Tyson Foods brought more than 300 tech jobs to downtown Springdale in 2018; and J.B. Hunt Transport is set to add several hundred positions over the next couple of years. These are just a few of the many companies looking for tech talent in the area.

Key industries

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Corporate and shared services
  • Distribution and logistics services
  • Software development and data management services
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing 

 

Our National Hiring Partners

  • Springbuk
  • angies list
  • Zylo

Kenzie In The News

Upcoming Events

From Graphic Design to UX Design
November 4 at 6 p.m. ET
Join Kenzie UX Design alum Blake as he shares how his career path has blended creative work with tech. If you’re looking for a way to begin a rewarding, solid career in design, you won’t want to miss this session.

 

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From In-Store Grocery Shopper to Software Engineer
November 12 at 6 p.m. ET
How do you upskill into a tech career? Kenzie alum Darlyze will be sharing her path: from working in a grocery store to becoming a Kenzie student to beginning her first role as a Software Engineer! Join us to hear her story and learn what’s possible for your own career.

 

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  • Get Tech Skills
    Get Tech Skills

    You’ll take part in a project-based curriculum with enough time to absorb the material and get hands-on practice applying it. With the Software Engineering program, you’ll learn various programming languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Django, and SQL. We’ll also teach you how to learn new languages, so you can stay ahead of the curve as a marketable job candidate.

    As a grad, you’ll earn your certification backed by Kenzie and Butler University as well as a varied portfolio of projects showcasing your skills.

  • Get Soft Skills
    Get Soft Skills

    Your education shouldn’t just teach you how to do the job — it should also cover how to get the job. Our Student Services and Placement teams will give you job search, resume building, and interviewing skills while supporting you through the program. You’ll graduate as a well-rounded, marketable job candidate.

    Whether online or on campus, you’ll always be connected to your instructors and classmates as part of our community. Online students enjoy the same collaboration, mentorship, and instructor guidance as students on campus.

  • Get Hired
    Get Hired

    The skills you gain at Kenzie will enable you to apply for job titles like Software Engineer, Mobile App Developer, and UX/UI Designer — positions CNN has listed in the Top 100 Careers in the U.S.

    The current average salary of all Kenzie graduates is $57k, and the majority of our students land a job offer within 6 months of graduation. Our Placement team will guide you throughout your job search, and our national network of employer partners assists with job placement in addition to guiding our curriculum.

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What Our Graduates Do

Enrique

Enrique was pursuing traditional higher education before he found Kenzie Academy and our 12-month, hands-on Software Engineering program. Now, he's a Data Engineer at Springbuk.

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  • New Job Title
    Data Engineer
  • Employer
    Springbuk
  • Salary
    582% Increase in Annual Income

Alexander

Alexander was working at a warehouse in Indiana but wanted a career change. He attended Kenzie Academy and is now a Software Engineer for Glew.io in North Carolina.

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  • New Job Title
    Software Engineer
  • Employer
    Glew.io
  • Salary
    118% Increase in Annual Income

Amanda

Amanda had been working in the hospitality industry for 20 years when she decided to switch things up. Now she's about to begin her new role as a Junior Python Developer at Remesh.

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  • New Job Title
    Junior Python Developer
  • Employer
    Remesh
  • Salary
    550% Increase in Annual Income

Scott

Scott was working as a photographer at a studio when it unexpectedly closed. It was time for his next adventure, and he had his sights on a tech career. He was hired as a Jr. UX Designer at Highlight Technologies.

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  • New Job Title
    Jr. UX Designer
  • Employer
    Highlight Technologies
  • Salary
    300% Increase in Annual Income

Ryan

Ryan was teaching psychology at a university, building a business, & hosting a podcast when she decided to pursue a career in tech. Now, she's a Curriculum Software Engineer at CodeHS.

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  • New Job Title
    Curriculum
    Software Engineer
  • Employer
    CodeHS
  • Salary
    88% Increase in Annual Income

Doug

Doug struggled to stick to a singular path - then he found fulfillment in tech. Now, he’s taking the next step in his journey as a Software Engineer at Multiply Technology.

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  • New Job Title
    Software Engineer
  • Employer
    Multiply Technology
  • Salary
    144% Increase in Annual Income

Shaquon

Shaquon's Kenzie experience deepened his tech knowledge and gave him leadership experience. He's now an apprentice with Next Chapter, and next he'll have the opportunity to work full-time at a well-known San Francisco-based tech company.

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  • New Job Title
    Apprentice Software Developer
  • Employer
    Next Chapter
  • Salary
    214% Increase in Annual Income

Lea

Lea was an attorney, but she decided a career in tech would be more fulfilling. Now, she's started her new career as a Software Engineer at Ion Three and she credits Kenzie's sense of community for guiding her.

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  • New Job Title
    Full Stack Software Engineer
  • Employer
    Ion Three
  • Salary
    $79,000/Year Post-Kenzie

Kyle

Kyle loved how tech provides endless opportunities to learn. In his new job as an Associate Software Engineer at Tangoe, he's excited to continue learning new programming languages with his team.

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  • New Job Title
    Associate Software Engineer
  • Employer
    Tangoe
  • Salary
    91% Increase in Annual Income

Hamilton

Hamilton felt challenged and inspired by Kenzie's community-driven, experiential curriculum. He's now launching his tech career as a UX/UI Designer at Archon Tech Strategies.

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  • New Job Title
    UX/UI Designer
  • Employer
    Archon Tech Strategies
  • Salary
    45% Increase in Annual Income

Mya

Mya was a middle school teacher who loved her students but needed a career shift. On graduation day, Mya received her Kenzie certificate and then began her new job as a UX Designer at Crafted that afternoon.

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  • New Job Title
    UX Designer
  • Employer
    Crafted, LLC
  • Salary
    60% Increase in Annual Income

Jen

Jen was looking for a fresh start when she found Kenzie. After graduating with certificates in front end and back end coding, she landed a role as a Junior Developer at Iris Works.

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  • New Job Title
    Junior Developer
  • Employer
    Iris Works
  • Salary
    $53,000/Year Post-Kenzie

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