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Impact Metrics


72% of admitted students are People of Color, within this group 43% are underrepresented folks in tech.


$38M in new salaries for women and gender expansive folks in the tech economy.


On average, Ada alum incomes increase by 160% post-graduation.

Admissions and salary data based on Cohorts 13-15 (2020-2021)
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Sahana (she/her), C7

Winter 2018

I was very amazed not just by how much people cared but by how special each and every single person in my cohort was.

Sahana (she/her), C7

Lauren (they/them), C4

Fall 2016

It takes creativity to be a software engineer, it takes problem solving, it takes tenacity, communication skills… so having a really diverse team is incredibly beneficial. 

Lauren (they/them), C4

Stephanie (she/her), C11

Winter 2020

I’ve got lots of technical chops now…I never thought that someone like me who has a background that’s not in technology could feel so accepted. It has absolutely changed my life.

Stephanie (she/her), C11

Katrina (she/her), C10

Summer 2019

Without everyone kind of rooting for you throughout I don’t think I would have been able to transition into a field that’s really hard to break into.

Katrina (she/her), C10

Angela (she/her), C9

Winter 2019

I have a large pool of people that I can rely on and seek help from and also help mentor …making sure we continue the process of showing up and being seen.

Angela (she/her), C9

Deirdre (she/her), C5

Winter 2017

You’re building things that don’t exist… and they do a really great job of forcing you to constantly figure things out on your own.

Deirdre (she/her), C5
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