Choosing the right coding bootcamp
With over 500 code schools worldwide, you should do your research before choosing which one will kickstart your career in tech. From price to time-commitment to technology stack, Course Report provides all the details you need to choose the coding bootcamp that's right for you. Start the process here:
- Use our directory to find coding schools in your city.
- Read ~20,000 coding bootcamp reviews from bootcamp alumni.
- Watch our webinars and hear from students, instructors, and founders on our blog.
- Get exclusive scholarships to the schools you're interested in.
- Graduate at the top of your class, land a killer tech job, and be sure to leave a review for future bootcampers!
- Don't know where to start? Let us match you!
Is a coding bootcamp worth it?
The data says yes. A coding bootcamp costs about $12,000, but the average graduate earns $64,528 in their first job (a $21,000 salary lift). To determine whether a bootcamp is worth it for you, calculate your Return on Investment (this article also has our advice to make sure your bootcamp is worth it).
How much do coding bootcamps cost?
The average full-time programming bootcamp in the US costs $11,900 with some code bootcamps charging up to $20,000 in tuition. Some bootcamps offer deferred tuition or Income Sharing Agreements, so you don't have to pay tuition until you get a job. Compare coding bootcamp tuition costs here.
What are the best coding bootcamps?
Since 2013, we've built up our knowledge and expertise to curate a list of the top in-person coding bootcamps around the world. Put simply, these are the schools we would recommend to our own friends. All of these "best bootcamps" have been rated at least ★★★★ by alumni, demonstrate a proven curriculum, and have graduated at least one cohort of alumni. Remember, there is no “best coding bootcamp” – the best school depends on your own learning style, availability, career goals, location etc. You can also check out the best online coding bootcamps!
Are coding bootcamps accredited?
Generally, no. But the bootcamp you attend should be licensed by a state regulatory agency. Licensing often means that the school has to submit their curricula (and any major curricula changes) for approval, invest in liability insurance in case of closure, and publicize their course catalog. It does not mean that the code school is able to grant degrees.
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