A comprehensive approach

Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. We accomplish this mission today by:

Creating opportunity

For people who work hard, we create real opportunities to build better lives for themselves and their families.

Closing the skills divide

We prepare smart, dedicated people to work in key technical roles, always designing our courses in response to what employers tell us they need.

Achieving diversity

We are building a more diverse technical workforce by creating on-ramps for women and people of color, groups staggeringly underrepresented in IT employment today. 90% of our students are people of color, a third are women and a third are disconnected young adults.

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Real people. Real change. Real return.

Payment Increases


Increase in post-training income

Typical Per Scholas grads have a pre-training income of $9,000 and post-training income of $36,000 or often much more.

Improved Graduation Rates


of community college students graduate within three years.*


of Per Scholas students graduate in fourteen weeks or less. And, 80% of those graduates land jobs.

*National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, 2013

No college loan debt


is the average amount of student loan debt for a college graduate in 2013.*


is the amount of money it costs a person to get trained, certified and placed in a tech career at Per Scholas.

*Institute for College Access and Success


We never stop innovating.


Meet our team.

Meet the board leaders who guide and support us, student ambassadors who embody our impact, and staff members who create and deliver the highest quality training and services every day.


We couldn’t do it without them

While corporate partners have the largest number of touchpoints with our work, we are profoundly grateful to receive leadership support from many other stakeholders, including foundations, public agencies and generous individuals.




Signature Partners

Major Partners

Opportunity Partners


Our Latest Financials

Download copies of our latest financials as well as other public filings here.

Per Scholas 2018 Audited Financials
Per Scholas 990 for 2018
Per Scholas Charitable Disclosure Statement 2018
Per Scholas 2017 Audited Financials
Per Scholas 990 for 2017
Per Scholas 2016 Audited Financials
Per Scholas 990 for 2016
Per Scholas 2015 Audited Financials
Per Scholas 990 for 2015
Per Scholas 2014 Audited Financials
Per Scholas 990 for 2014
Per Scholas 2013 Audited Financials
Per-Scholas 990 for 2013
Per Scholas 2012 Audited Financials
Per Scholas 990 for 2012