Dallas Coding Bootcamps

Best of 2021: Rankings, Reviews, and Courses

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By: The SwitchUp Team
Last Updated: September 21, 2020
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Professionals across the U.S. are leaving nationally-recognized tech hubs like San Francisco for up-and-coming cities in the industry. They’re finding a lower cost of living, a lively city, and a growing tech scene in Dallas. Named one of the most affordable cities to launch a startup, Dallas also offers a wide range of coding bootcamps to train software developers in the field.

SwitchUp has been a trusted resource on bootcamps since 2014, and we’ve compiled a list of the top coding bootcamps in Dallas based on average student ratings to help you choose which program is right for you. Each of the programs on our list has been reviewed by at least 5 program graduates, and received an average rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

For more information on our methodology, click here, or continue reading to find out about career opportunities for software developers in Dallas. For more options, see our list of the Best Coding Bootcamps or the Best Online Coding Bootcamps.

1. Nucamp

4.89/5 (based on 9 reviews of Dallas Coding Programs)
(based on 9 reviews of Dallas Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Albuquerque, Athens, Atlanta, Aurora, Austin +86 More
Courses: Full Stack Web and Mobile App Development, Web Development Fundamentals, Front End Web and Mobile Development
Subjects: Angular, Bootstrap, CSS, Express.js, HTML +9 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Nucamp offers both online and in-person coding courses, including Web Development Fundamentals (4 weeks), Front End Web + Mobile Development (17 weeks), and Full Stack Web + Mobile Development (22 weeks). Evening and weekend courses meet on Saturdays for instructor-led lessons, and an online forum is used for discussions throughout the week. Students can expect to spend about eight to 14 hours during... Read More

2. Coding Dojo

4.83/5 (based on 6 reviews of Dallas Coding Programs)
(based on 6 reviews of Dallas Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Arlington, Oakland, Boise, Chicago, Dallas +5 More
Courses: Onsite Full-Time Coding Bootcamp, Online Part-Time Coding Bootcamp (Accelerated), Online Part-Time Coding Bootcamp (Flex), +1 More
Subjects: .NET, AJAX, AngularJS, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC +38 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill

Coding Dojo’s Dallas campus offers a 14-week web development bootcamp, teaching technologies such as Python, Mean, and Ruby on Rails. Courses begin every month, both online and through the on-site coding bootcamp, which is an immersive, full-time program. However, due to COVID-19, onsite bootcamps in Dallas will be held online. Still, students attending during COVID-19 are guaranteed two months of... Read More

3. Devmountain

4.6/5 (based on 15 reviews of Dallas Coding Programs)
(based on 15 reviews of Dallas Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Dallas, Lehi
Courses: Web Development, Web Development (Part-Time)
Subjects: Angular, API, CSS, Git, Github +17 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

DevMountain offers a 13-week immersive course that teaches students to be full-stack developers, focusing on technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. In this program, students are expected to work on their coding during business hours every weekday in an on-campus setting. For those who don’t live near the Dallas campus, student housing is available, with its cost covered by the tuition. However,... Read More

2021 Best Dallas Coding Bootcamps received an average 4.00 of 5 based on 856 reviews.

Job Outlook for Coding Bootcamp Graduates in Dallas

What is the job outlook for software developers in Dallas?

Over the past couple of decades, the combination of a continually expanding tech labor pool, a growing population of younger professionals, and an affordable cost of living have attracted existing and new tech-oriented businesses to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This influx of new employers has been a boon for software developers, software engineers, web developers, and other coding professionals, who've enjoyed an abundance of well-paying job opportunities in an affordable place to live.

Admittedly, the recent coronavirus pandemic has had a dampening effect on the area’s tech job market, but recent statistics show that hiring is rebounding quickly after contracting in the spring and early summer of 2020. Thus, coding professionals in this region should maintain a positive outlook, especially for the long term. Many Dallas-based companies are working on developing new technology products, such as applications for various devices, which will contribute to the projected 22% rise in demand for software engineers over the next 10 years, as predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What is the average salary for software developers in Dallas?

Indeed and similar sources report that annual salaries for Dallas-based software developers and other related professionals are equal to or perhaps even a little higher than national averages. For example, front-end developers in Dallas earn an average of $118,449, at the top end of the national range of $76,929 to $119,224. Software engineers in Dallas earn approximately $104,480, well above the national average range of $85,750 to $92,046. Finally, entry-level junior software engineers earn $77,347, as compared to the $64,056 to $74,148 earned in other parts of the U.S.

What companies hire software developers in Dallas?

The Dallas-Fort Worth area was once known primarily as the hub of the oil industry, but today this region is prominent in the tech, finance, telecommunications, aviation, and aerospace industries. Many major corporations in a wide array of business endeavors headquartered in Dallas and Fort Worth employ software developers, including AT&T, American Airlines, Kimberly-Clark, Southwest Airlines, Verizon, Samsung, and Tenet Healthcare. Additionally, Exxon Mobil—ranked No. 2 on the Fortune 100 list—is located in nearby Irving, Texas.

Software developers, software engineers, UI or UX designers, and web developers who are interested in working for midsize and smaller tech companies or startups may also find a number of opportunities at Dallas-based companies like RoboKind, Dialexa, Catapult Health, 5Miles, Stackpath, and Compass Datacenters. For example, Amazon Web Services’ Dallas office employs software engineers who can build scalable, enterprise-level systems for their clients. Application developers at PCMS work in teams to create software and apps for insurance carriers. 

SwitchUp Rankings Methodology

SwitchUp's rankings are based on over 20,000 reviews from verified students and alumni, across over 500 bootcamps in operation. Because student and alumni feedback and ratings are indicative of bootcamp quality, rankings are ordered by review score. The order of the ranking is based on data at the time of publishing, but the ratings and review counts will change as more reviews come in.

To be considered for the 2021 rankings, bootcamps must help students land jobs in tech through excellent instructor support, curriculum, and career resources; each review left on SwitchUp evaluates the bootcamp on all of these aspects.

All bootcamps considered for the Best Dallas Coding ranking were required to meet the following criteria at the time of publication:

  • Offer an immersive or part-time Coding program in Dallas
  • Have at least 5 verified reviews of Coding programs in Dallas
  • For those Dallas Coding program reviews, average at least 4/5 stars

Please see our full ranking methodology to see requirements for other rankings.

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.

References

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  2. Edwards, A (2020). Dallas-Fort Worth’s Growing Tech Workforce and Degree Completion Make It A Top Tech Market, CBRE Report Says. [online] Dallas Innovates. Available at: https://dallasinnovates.com/dallas-fort-worths-growing-tech-workforce-and-degree-completion-make-it-a-top-tech-market-cbre-report-says/ [Accessed 2 September 2020]
  3. Software Developers. [online] Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Available at: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm?view_full#tab-1 [Accessed 14 September 2020]
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