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TULSA, Okla. – The Holberton School, a tuition-deferred college alternative for training software engineers, announced today its plan to expand its physical campus in Tulsa with the addition of a more than 18,000 square-foot building. The new add-on will cause Holberton School Tulsa to more than double in size.
“Since we welcomed our first cohort in January 2020, we have been identifying opportunities to expand our program and bring additional, talented people to our Tulsa campus,” said Libby Ediger, Holberton Tulsa Executive Director. “Thanks to this expansion, we will be able to welcome hundreds of additional students per year and provide a world-class learning environment that fosters peer learning and collaboration.”
Completion expected in April 2022
The expansion includes a building adjacent to the current Holberton Tulsa campus, which will serve as its own, unique space for students. Features of the building will include expanded space for peer and project-based learning. It will also add gathering spaces for community partners and a roof deck with sweeping views of downtown Tulsa. Holberton Tulsa is working with W Design, Miller-Tippens, and building owner, John Gaberino, on the project. The school expects complete the additions by April of 2022.
The National Register of Historic Places lists Holberton School Tulsa. Students will find it in the Downtown Tulsa Arts District, features various conference rooms, quiet spaces and nooks to accommodate students’ various working and studying styles. Additionally, students can make use of a spacious lab with more than 30 computer systems, as well as a cantina.
“At Holberton Tulsa, we aim to give students a strong foundational knowledge in software engineering principles, along with the professional skills needed to thrive in today’s workforce,” added Ediger. “Instead of sitting in lecture halls and taking standardized tests, our students are learning in the same way they’ll be working – through hands-on experiences.”
Holberton Tulsa students graduate in just under two years with a certificate of completion in full-stack software engineering, all while having access to innovative, hands-on Silicon Valley-developed curriculum. Additionally, they have the option of paying no upfront tuition.
For more information about Holberton School Tulsa or to apply for the next cohort, please visit www.holbertontulsa.com/about/.