Boston Coding Bootcamps

Best of 2020: Rankings, Reviews, and Courses

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By: The SwitchUp Team
Last Updated: October 22, 2019
2020 best coding bootcamp

Known throughout the country as an intellectual hub, Boston is home to such institutions as MIT, Harvard, and Boston College, as well as tech businesses of all sizes. With numerous tech education and employment opportunities, Boston’s tech scene has quickly grown to rival epicenters such as New York or San Francisco. Fortunately, local coding bootcamps, including Launch Academy, BrainStation, and First Step Coding, are helping to fuel the growing demand.

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1. BrainStation

4.72/5 (309 Reviews)
Locations: Online, Boston, Chicago, London, Miami, NYC +2 More
Courses: Cybersecurity Certificate Course, Data Analytics Course, Data Science Bootcamp, +20 More
Subjects: A/B Testing, Agile, Algorithms, API, Business +46 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

BrainStation in Boston offers intensive digital skills courses that range from 1 to 12 weeks in length; students can choose between full-time diplomas, part-time certificates, and specific skills training. Students will receive project-based, in-person instruction in Boston that accounts for different styles of learning through flexible instruction options.

2. First Step Coding

5.0/5 (69 Reviews)
Locations: Online, Boston, San Francisco
Courses: Bootcamp Prep, Introduction to Coding in JavaScript
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, Blockchain, Command Line, CSS +7 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

First Step Coding in Boston is a part-time program for beginning coders to start building applications and prepare for further education or bootcamps. The program offers online and in-person options, small class sizes with engaged instructors, and one-on-one office hours, as well as tuition credits towards its partner bootcamp programs.

3. Launch Academy

4.52/5 (64 Reviews)
Locations: Boston
Courses: 18-Week On-Campus JavaScript Immersive Bootcamp
Subjects: Algorithms, API, Back-End Web Development, CSS, Git +10 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Available Online
Verified Outcomes

Launch Academy in Boston offers a full-time, on-campus bootcamp that runs 18 weeks and includes eight weeks of pre-camp work and a 10-week-long bootcamp. After graduation, alumni are invited to a networking day to meet prospective employers and enjoy postgraduate career guidance.

4. Horizons School of Technology

4.86/5 (49 Reviews)
Locations: Boston, Philadelphia
Courses: Horizons Immersive Software Development Course
Subjects: Algorithms, API, CSS, Data Structures, Entrepreneurship +10 More
Job Guarantee
Job Guarantee

Twelve-week courses in software engineering, web design, and data science are available at this Boston-based bootcamp, which is primarily geared towards college-aged students. Students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree can attend Horizons during the summer or regular semesters.

5. The Data Incubator

4.23/5 (26 Reviews)
Locations: Online, Boston, NYC, San Francisco, Washington D.C.
Courses: Data Science Fellowship, The Data Science Fellowship Program, Applied Machine Learning, +1 More
Subjects: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Data Structures, Data Visualization +4 More

The Data Incubator – Boston trains data scientists with master’s degrees and PhDs for careers in big data and data science and helps them find work with leading companies. The Fellowship Program is a free, full-time, eight-week, intensive data science bootcamp that focuses on skills and real data.

2020 Best Boston Bootcamps received an average 4.67 of 5 based on 517 reviews.

Bootcamp Highlights

Looking for a school with specific qualities? We've awarded merit badges to schools in several key areas:

Available Online

Offer either part-time or immersive courses that are available online. This includes courses that are offered temporarily online due to COVID-19.

Verified Outcomes

Offer a job outcomes report that was independently verified by a third-party auditor.

Flexible Classes

Offer self-paced, part-time, or evening classes.

Job Guarantee

Offer guaranteed job placement after graduation, or the student's tuition is refunded. Visit the official school site for related terms and conditions.

GI Bill

Approved to accept GI Bill funds according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

VET TEC Provider

Approved as a VET TEC Provider according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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