Boston Coding Bootcamps

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Last Updated: October 22, 2019
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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. General Assembly

Locations: Online, Adelaide, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Brisbane +26 More
Courses: Software Engineering Immersive, User Experience Design Immersive, Front-End Web Development, +10 More
Subjects: Algorithms, Back-End Web Development, CSS, Data Analytics, Data Science +19 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill

Boston is home to a large and diverse data science industry, and General Assembly (GA) helps to create a workforce within the community to fill the necessary positions. GA Boston provides students with a number of course options for those with a busy schedule, including bootcamps in product management and digital marketing.

2. BrainStation

Locations: Online, Boston, Chicago, NYC, Toronto, Vancouver
Courses: Digital Marketing, User Experience Design Diploma Program, User Interface Design Certificate Course, +16 More
Subjects: A/B Testing, Agile, Algorithms, API, Business +45 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.

3. Coding Temple

Locations: Online, Boston, Chicago, Dallas
Courses: Full Time JavaScript 10-Week Bootcamp, Full Stack Immersive Web Development, Full Time Python + Data Science 10-Week Course, +2 More
Subjects: .NET, A/B Testing, Algorithms, AngularJS, ASP.NET MVC +13 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill

Coding Temple Boston trains students to become professional developers in 10-, 12-, or 15-week intensive bootcamps that prepare graduates to enter the job market. Hands-on exercises and projects combine with job placement training to help graduates achieve the career they desire.

4. First Step Coding

Locations: Online, Boston, San Francisco
Courses: Introduction to Coding in JavaScript, Bootcamp Prep
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.

5. Launch Academy

4.51/5 (62 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.

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6. 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.

7. The Data Incubator

4.57/5 (23 Reviews)
Locations: Online, Boston, NYC, San Francisco, Washington D.C.
Courses: Data Science Fellowship, Data Science Foundations, 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.

2021 Best Boston Bootcamps received an average 4.00 of 5 based on 1452 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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