SwitchUp has completed a survey of more than 1,000 graduates about their experience at coding bootcamps. The survey results on this page will be continually updated every six months as more results come in. Our survey is live and ongoing.
Here are the 6 main take-aways we think you should consider before trying one yourself:
1. 63% of graduates reported increase in salary.
2. 80%+ of graduates were satisfied with their bootcamp education.
3. Average class size is 30 with a 1-to-3.8 student instructor ratio.
Coding bootcamps offer more intimate learning environments than one may find at traditional universities, with more opportunity for interaction with instructors and fellow students.
4. Coding bootcamps are a far cheaper, accelerated option than learning to code at a university.
5. Women are learning how to code and represent 43% of the bootcamp alum.
6. The bootcamp market is growing fast with a projected 100% growth rate.
While our study focused on U.S. Bootcamps grads, worldwide the bootcamp model is becoming increasingly favorable.
Positive signs such as student satisfaction, job placement outcomes, and the increased diversity of the student population — while it could always be improved — has led to an overall healthy and steadily growing market.
There is no doubt that 21st century technology education is trending towards transparent, outcome-driven metrics.
However, key questions remain: Can the type of salary increase seen from the data be sustained in the long-term? As the supply of developers increases to match the demand, will the job market to get tighter, or will the creation of tech jobs continue to outmatch the supply of developers over the next few years?
Whatever the outcome, SwitchUp will be there to contribute to this discussion, and continue our mission of adding transparency to this budding industry
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