Facts about IT and Coding Boot Camps

The following coding and IT boot camp facts and statistics provide an introduction to the changing trends in education and training programs.

Today, technology coding boot camps offer instruction on a wide array of computer programming languages, philosophies, and skillsets. Coding boot camps enable students with little or no coding proficiency to focus on the most important aspects of coding.

Top 10 Facts About Coding Boot Camps to Know Now

The following facts and statistics provide interesting tidbits about today s technology (IT or coding) boot camps.

icon-list In 2017, 39 percent of coding boot camps chose full-stack JavaScript as their teaching language. Ruby on Rails made up 20 percent, .NET 14 percent, Python 10 percent, Java 12 percent, and PHP rounded it out at 5 percent. – Coding Boot camps in NA in 2017

icon-list Employers of technical specialists benefit from the condensed format of boot camp training because less work hours are missed when employees spend less time in the classroom. Boot camps are usually less expensive than other training programs with testing fees often included in tuition. – Information Technology Boot Camp Facts Every Employer Needs to Know

icon-list A survey of over 1,000 HR managers and technical recruiters, conducted by Indeed, revealed that 72 percent of employers think boot camp grads are “just as prepared” to be high performers as degree holders, 12 percent think they are more prepared and more likely to do better than computer science grads, and only 17 percent believe boot camp grads are not likely to be high performers. – What Do Employers Really Think About Coding Bootcamps?

Average Boot Camper

Image: The Average Boot Camper, Course report

icon-list Depending on the structure of the course, boot camps are typically short, lasting anywhere from a week to a few months. Compared to degree programs, many students find boot camps affordable and easier for working professionals to fit into busy schedules. – How to make the most of a tech boot camp

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icon-list A technology boot camp is designed to teach real-life career skills through experience. The unique structure of boot camp learning allows students to acquire the knowledge needed to pass their chosen certification exam, regardless of knowledge and ability level upon entrance. Boot camps waste no time on irrelevant material or unrelated academic requirements. – Information Technology Boot Camp Facts Every Employer Needs to Know

icon-list In the United States, government student aid like FAFSA loans or Pell grants are not always available to boot camp students. Due to coding boot camps being a relatively new form of education, they lack accredited institutions. A reputable program can cost between $10,000 and $20,000 USD. Without financial help, coding boot camps may be difficult for young students to attend. – Things you didn t know about coding boot camps

icon-list The average starting salary of a boot camp grad is $70,698. Coding boot camp graduates report finding full-time employment for the most part, and 80 percent of graduates employed in a job requiring the technical skills learned at boot camp report an average salary increase of 50.5 percent or $23,724. – Course Report

icon-list Reports from The Council on Integrity Results Reporting state boot camps see an average graduation rate of 92 percent, in spite of the intense workload. Lasting less than a single college semester, boot camps require studying and applying new and difficult concepts at an accelerated rate. Students must be prepared to maintain a hectic pace until its fruition. – Is a Coding Bootcamp Worth It?

icon-list Most boot camps help their students obtain jobs after graduation and some actually offer a job guarantee. This guarantee can mean the school refunds your tuition if you do not land a job in a timely manner, the school helps you to land a full-time, salaried position or the school helps you obtain job offers or apprenticeships. – Switch Up

icon-list A boot camp’s unique structure gives groups that are historically shut out of traditional education an opportunity. Access to high tuition schools, better education, and better-paying jobs is limited to low-income and marginalized groups in the US, and coding boot camps lower the barrier to entry. – Course Report

This article was last updated on February 21, 2019

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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