SwitchUp Rankings Methodology

SwitchUp's rankings are based on over 15,000 reviews from verified students and alumni, across over 500 bootcamps in operation. Both the total review score and review count were weighted, and an internal algorithm was used to determine the ranking order. Because student and alumni feedback are indicative of bootcamp quality, review score was assigned a higher weight than review count.

To be considered for the 2020 rankings, all bootcamps must help students land jobs in tech through excellent instructor support, curriculum, and career resources. Both part-time and immersive bootcamps are included on this list.

All bootcamp listed were required to have at least a 4/5 star rating at the time of publication. They also needed to meet the following requirements:

  • Best coding bootcamps: Offer an immersive or part-time coding course, and have at least 30 verified reviews at the time of publication.
  • Best data science bootcamps: Offer an immersive or part-time data science course, and have at least 10 verified reviews at the time of publication.
  • Best web design bootcamps: Offer an immersive or part-time web design course, and have at least 10 verified reviews at the time of publication.
  • Best cyber security bootcamps: Offer an immersive or part-time cyber security course, and have at least 10 verified reviews at the time of publication.
  • Best online coding bootcamps: Offer immersive or part-time courses that are completely online, and have at least 10 verified reviews at the time of publication.

Location Rankings

Location ranking lists must have at least 3 rankable bootcamps. To be considered for our locations rankings, the bootcamp must:

  • Hold immersive or part-time courses in that location.
  • Have at least a 3.5/5 star rating at the time of publication and at least 10 verified reviews.
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Merit Badges

SwitchUp has awarded merit badges to bootcamps that stand out in key areas. To be considered for a merit badge, bootcamps were required to meet the following criteria:

  • Available Online: Offer either part-time or immersive courses that are fully online.
  • Verified Outcomes: Offer a job outcomes report that was independently verified by a third-party auditor.
  • Flexible Classes: Offer part-time and evening classes
  • Job Guarantee: Offer guaranteed job placement after graduation, or the student's tuition is refunded.