Seattle 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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As home to Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle has been hot on the heels of Silicon Valley as a rapidly growing tech hub for years. Google, Apple, and Facebook all continue to expand in the area and are seeking software developers to add to their workforce. With so many big companies in the game, it’s no surprise that the Emerald City offers some of the top coding bootcamps available. 

SwitchUp has been a trusted resource for information on coding bootcamps since 2014. Every year, prospective students use our rankings to determine what bootcamp best fits their needs. Below is our list of the top coding bootcamps in Seattle, ranked by student review. Each program listed has at least 5 reviews, and received at least a 4 out of 5 star rating on average.

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

1. Code Fellows

4.92/5 (based on 39 reviews of Seattle Coding Programs)
(based on 39 reviews of Seattle Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Seattle
Courses: Code 101: Explore Software Development, Code 102: Intro to Software Development - Daytime, Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript - Daytime, +1 More
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, Android, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC +24 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider

At the Seattle coding academy, Code Fellows provides live and remote instruction to students interested in learning more about software development, ops, and security. Code Fellows offers five levels of Software Development courses: Beginner, Foundations, Intermediate, Advanced, and Continuing Education. It also offers four levels of Ops and Security courses: Beginner, Foundations, Intermediate, and... Read More

2. Nucamp

4.83/5 (based on 46 reviews of Seattle Coding Programs)
(based on 46 reviews of Seattle 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 part-time, instructor-led evening and weekend bootcamps in Seattle. From Sunday to Friday, students can complete their coursework on their own schedule through video lectures and coding exercises. On Saturday, students can attend an instructor-led workshop that includes a weekly recap, an end-of-week assignment, peer-to-peer collaboration, and consultation with the instructor. Students... Read More

3. Flatiron School

4.58/5 (based on 12 reviews of Seattle Coding Programs)
(based on 12 reviews of Seattle Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Houston, NYC +3 More
Courses: Online Software Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Science
Subjects: AngularJS, CSS, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Data Science +14 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes

Flatiron School in Seattle offers Software Engineering and Data Science courses in both an on-site and online capacity. In-person classes are completed over the course of 15 weeks, while online classes are completed at a flexible pace. Classes include lectures, student-led discussions, programming exercises, labs, projects, and homework. The Flatiron School also offers individual career coaching, access... Read More

2021 Best Seattle Coding Bootcamps received an average 4.00 of 5 based on 767 reviews.

Job Outlook for Coding Bootcamp Graduates in Seattle

What is the job outlook for software developers in Seattle?

Seattle is one of the most promising job markets for tech professionals. At the start of 2020, Washington’s rank in economic growth and competitiveness rose from fifth highest to fourth highest in the nation, and industry experts were predicting more growth, especially for tech-related jobs in Seattle-based professional and business services industries. Of course, since the coronavirus pandemic began, some startups have had to back away from hiring new candidates, but a recent study offers an optimistic outlook, revealing that many small tech companies and the larger tech giants have continued to hire in spite of the economic slowdown. Job seekers will find there are still many fulfilling and lucrative opportunities available for professionals with passion, drive, and up-to-the-minute skills.

What is the average salary for software developers in Seattle?

According to job board Indeed, typical salaries in this region are generally higher than national averages. Local professionals report that base annual salaries average $129,281 for software engineers, $164,727 for lead software engineers, $147,694 for front-end developers, and $76,715 for junior software engineers. Across the U.S. the typical salary range is $85,750 to $92,046 for software engineers, $114,945 to $117,474 for lead software engineers, $76,929 to $119,224 for front-end developers, and $64,056 to $74,148 for junior software engineers.

What companies hire software developers in Seattle?

Seattle consistently ranks among the top 10 tech hubs in the U.S., making it an ideal destination for job-seeking software developers, software engineers, and web developers. Numerous employment opportunities can be found in the city’s many tech standouts, such as Amazon, Microsoft, Zulily, Redfin, and Tableau, not to mention other major corporations headquartered in Seattle and surrounding suburbs, like Starbucks, Nordstrom, and Weyerhaeuser.

Just as many jobs can be found in Seattle’s small or startup tech organizations, including DemandStar, Qumulo, Highspot, FlyHomes, Rover, and Big Fish Games. At Convoy, for example, a company that seeks to improve the efficiency of the shipping industry with its platform, software engineers write scalable software for processing millions of dollars of payments and for creating other features for the company’s clients. At Remitly, software development engineers work on various teams, shipping code and building products that help immigrants send over $7 billion a year to their loved ones around the world.

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 Seattle Coding ranking were required to meet the following criteria at the time of publication:

  • Offer an immersive or part-time Coding program in Seattle
  • Have at least 5 verified reviews of Coding programs in Seattle
  • For those Seattle 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

  1. Szczpinski, S (2020). Jobs outlook 2020: Seattle-area job seekers are ‘still in the driver’s seat.’ [online] The Seattle Times. Available at: https://www.seattletimes.com/explore/careers/jobs-outlook-2020-seattle-area-job-seekers-are-still-in-the-drivers-seat/ [Accessed 2 September 2020]
  2. Soper, T. (2020). Most Seattle tech companies are actively hiring despite the pandemic, analysis shows. [online] Geekwire. Available at: https://www.geekwire.com/2020/seattle-tech-companies-actively-hiring-despite-pandemic-analysis-shows/ [Accessed 2 September 2020]
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