How it works
We evaluate schools for education value.
We identify, assess, and partner with schools that help people reach their goals in a financially responsible way.*
We offer loans for valuable education.
We then provide accessible, affordable payment options to attend these schools.*
We align goals for better results.
Our vision is to improve the alignment of school motivations with student goals to ensure that our students see a tangible, life-changing impact from their education.*
What we're doing is working
1 Based on nearly 5,000 survey responses. The data points include Climb’s all-time survey respondents, with duplicate responders removed, that both: 1) reported to have graduated from their program and 2) reported both pre-program and post-program income data.
2 Based on roughly 600 survey responses of students. The data points include Climb’s all-time survey respondents, with duplicate responders removed, that both: 1) reported to have graduated from their program, 2) reported being unemployed prior to their Climb-financed program and 3) reported both pre-program and post-program income data.
3 Based on nearly 5,000 survey responses. The data points include Climb’s all-time survey respondents, with duplicate responders removed, that both: 1) reported to have graduated from their program and 2) reported both pre-program and post-program income data. Climb’s placement rate when including part-time positions (in addition to full-time) equates to 86%. When including freelance / self-employed positions, in addition to both of the previous employment categories, that rate increases further to 93%.
4 Above outcomes data refers only to programs that have based our career advancement ROI calculation.
At Climb, our values are in service of schools and students. We strive to uphold our values every day.
Build a better system
Incentives within the education financing system are inherently unaligned. We are part of the move to realign the goals of schools, learners, and financing companies to promote the best interest of our learners.
Teamwork is the key to success, and we'll only be able to carry out our mission if we do it together with integrity, collaboration, and trust.
Iterate and Experiment
We take calculated risks and do not shy away from large and complicated challenges — we optimize for upside impact more than downside mitigation or effort minimization. No experiment is a failure if it generates insights.
Drive Access & Inclusivity
We don’t think limited credit history or lower credit scores should keep people from an education or career, so we developed financing products that are accessible to everyone.
Own the Solution
Accountability and ownership are key with a small team. Every person who works at Climb is a champion for our schools and learners, and when we come across challenges, our first instinct is to drive toward solutions.
Meet the team
- Our HQ is in New York City, with a hub in Las Vegas, and we have employees across the US and independent contractors across the globe.
- We’re a hybrid, distributed team who finds ways to connect over Slack and Zoom via virtual activities (dumpling making, anyone?) and in-person events.
- 45% of leadership positions are held by women
- We’re a people-centric organization, committed to fostering a community where our team feels welcome, seen, and heard.
Join the team
Are you looking for a job that can help you make a difference in people’s lives, while spending your day with coworkers who are passionate about what they do? Climb is hiring!
Through unconscious bias training, a series of values-based interview questions, and a focus on diversity-first job boards, we are committed to cultivating a team that recruits, retains, and celebrates a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We attend, as a full team, regular DEI-related training and celebrate our differences in Employee Resources Groups.
Check out our open job postings below, and apply to join to help make an impact alongside our driven and supportive team:
Including competitive salary, equity and bonus, and an annual education stipend
Coverage for medical, dental, and vision costs, life insurance, and more
Unlimited vacation days, remote work options, "Summer Friday" afternoons off, and paid parental leave
In-person and virtual team events, DoorDash Wednesdays, and DEI task force