The cost-benefit ratios for college education are getting worse each year, but the results of coding bootcamps continue to improve.
Coding Dojo prides itself on producing the best results in the industry. We offer $76,500 starting salaries for grads, and up to 117% pay bumps for students who have only a high school education.
We are not the only ones experiencing positive momentum. The entire coding bootcamp ecosystem is producing incredible results.
Want proof? Course Report’s great minds have released the 2019 Alumni Outcomes & Demographics survey results.
These are five coding bootcamp stats that have got us excited for 2020.
1. 180% increase in the salary of low-income students
All grads experience a significant increase in their salary, but the best results are achieved where they are most needed. A coding bootcamp can help students who are low-income, which is usually defined as those whose family income falls below 125% of the federally set poverty level for their family size. This will increase their wages by 180% and lift them out of poverty in a matter a few months.
2. 35% of bootcampers, compared to 19% of computer science undergrads
When evaluating potential students, our main goal is not their GPA, extracurricular activities, or who their parents were. It’s about whether they have shown the drive and willingness to code. This philosophy has allowed us to surpass colleges in closing the gender gap in coding. Although we are not where we want, we are making progress.
3. 72% of students find work in less than 90 days — 20% more than before graduation
We would have to rethink all we do if this number was not working for students. Software Engineer (35%), Front-End Developer (13%), and Junior Web Developer (11%) are the most popular job titles. This is exactly how it should be.
4. Higher salaries are attained by bootcamps that are longer and more thorough.
One drawback of the bootcamp boom, however, is that it attracts companies that promise to transform students into developers in a matter of months. It’s not surprising that shorter bootcamps don’t offer the same starting salaries than more established programs. For example, 8-week bootcamp graduates had an average starting salary of $58,248 whereas those who completed our 14-week Coding Dojo program earned an average starting salary of $76,500.
5. 83% of grads apply the technical skills they have learned at their new job.
Ask any computer-science graduate how much of their 4-year college degree they actually use to become a programmer, and you’re likely going to get around 20%. Coding bootcamps remove the complexity of college programs and concentrate on the skills that you will use at work every day in a technical field.
Numbers don’t lie
A 14-week bootcamp will help you transform the next 30 years in your career. Coding Dojo alumni have improved their careers, salaries, and industries.
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