While the cost-benefit numbers around a college education get worse every year, the results delivered by coding bootcamps just keep getting better.
At Coding Dojo, we pride ourselves on delivering some of the best results in the industry, with $76,500 average starting salaries for grads and pay bumps of up to 117% for students who come in with nothing but a high-school education.
It’s not just us experiencing a boom in positive momentum in 2020. The coding bootcamp ecosystem as a whole is producing amazing outcomes.
Want proof? The great minds over at Course Report have released the results of their 2019 Alumni Outcomes & Demographics survey.
Here are 5 coding bootcamp stats that have us so excited for 2020.
1. 180% rise in salary for low-income students
While all grads see a significant bump in salary, the best results come where they are needed most. For students who are designated low-income — typically defined as those whose family income is below 125% of the federally established poverty level for their family size — a coding bootcamp raised their wages by 180%, effectively lifting them out of poverty in a matter of months.
2. 35% of bootcampers are women vs. 19% of computer-science undergrads
Our main goal when evaluating prospective students isn’t their GPA, extracurricular activities or who their parents are, it’s about whether or not they have shown the drive to code and if they are willing to do the work. This philosophy has helped us far outpace colleges in eliminating the gender gap in coding. We’re not where we want to be, but we’re making progress.
3. 72% of students find jobs in under 90 days — 20% before graduation
If this number wasn’t working for students, we would have to rethink everything we do. With the most common job titles being Software Engineer (35% ), Front-End Developer (13%) and Junior Web Developer (11%), coding bootcamp grads are in heavy-demand, just the way it should be.
4. Longer, more comprehensive bootcamps deliver higher salaries
One of the drawbacks of the bootcamp boom is that it attracts companies who promise to turn students into developers in a single month (or less). It’s no wonder that these more abbreviated bootcamps don’t deliver the same starting salaries as longer, more established programs. For example, grads of 8-week bootcamps saw average starting salaries of $58,248 while alumni of our 14-week Coding Dojo program landed average starting salaries of $76,500.
5. 83% of grads use the technical skills they learned directly at their new job
Ask any computer-science grad how much of their 4-year degree they actually use as a programmer and you’re likely to get a figure of around 20%. Coding bootcamps dispel with the fat of college programs and focus solely on the skills you will be using at work day in and day out in a technical field.
Numbers don’t lie
You are a 14-week bootcamp from changing the next 30 years of your career. Join over 5,000 other alumni who have upgraded their careers, salaries & industries with Coding Dojo.