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Coding Bootcamp Cost Comparison: Full Stack Immersives

By Imogen Crispe
Last Updated July 22, 2021

How much do coding bootcamps cost? From students looking for free coding bootcamps to those wondering if an $18,000 bootcamp is worth it, we understand that cost is important to future bootcampers! While the average full-time coding bootcamp in the US costs $13,584, bootcamp tuition can range from $7,800 to $21,000, and some coding bootcamps have deferred tuition or offer ISAs. So how do you decide what to budget for? Here, we break down the costs of coding bootcamps from around the USA

This is a cost comparison of full stack web development (front end and back end) in-person (on-site) immersive bootcamps that are nine weeks or longer, and many of them also include extra remote pre-work study. We have chosen courses which we think are comparable in course content – they all teach HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, plus back end languages or frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Python, Angular, and Node.js. All schools listed here have at least one campus in the USA. To find out more about each bootcamp or read reviews, click on the links below to see their detailed Course Report pages.

$5000 - $10,000 Coding Bootcamps

CodingNomads Cost: $6950

Financing: Leif Income Share Agreement
Scholarship: Available for veterans, women, and financial need. Info here.
Length: 18 weeks
Pre-work: Included in total length
Location: Tahoe, California; Bali

Epicodus Cost: $7800

Financing: Climb Credit and Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Info here
Length: 27 weeks
Pre-work: Included in total length
Location: Portland, OR; Seattle

Grand Circus Cost: $9750

Financing: Ascent Funding, Even, Climb
Scholarship: Automatic $1000 scholarship for veterans, women, and ethnic minority groups underrepresented in tech
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: n/a
Location: Grand Rapids ($9750), Detroit ($7500)

DevPoint Labs Cost: $9995

Financing: Mountain America Credit Union
Scholarship: Women and Diversity in Tech scholarships available
Length: 11 weeks
Pre-work: 15-20 hours remote
Location: Sandy, Utah (at the University of Utah) 

Burlington Code Academy Cost: $9,950

Financing: via Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Many scholarships for Vermont residents, diverse applicants, and more.
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: n/a
Location: Burlington, VT and Remote

$10,000 - $15,000 Coding Bootcamps

IronHack Cost: $11,000

Financing: Climb and Ascent Funding
Scholarship: 10% scholarship for women
Length: 9 weeks
Pre-work: Yes
Location: Miami

DevMountain Cost: $10,900 - $11,900
(housing included)

Financing: Climb and Ascent Funding. More info here.
Scholarship: Details here
Length: 13 weeks
Pre-work: Yes
Location: Provo ($11,900), Phoenix ($10,900), Dallas ($11,900)

Bottega Cost: $12,000

Financing: Financing available through Ascent, Climb, and MACU
Scholarship: No scholarships available
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: 60-hour free prep course
Location: Online

Code Fellows Cost: $12,000

Financing: Available through Climb Credit and Ascent Funding
Scholarship: A variety available here
Length: 10 weeks
Pre-work: Self-paced
Location: Seattle

Coding Temple Cost: $11,000 - $12,495

Financing: Ascent Funding + in-house financing options
Scholarship: A variety available here
Length: 10 weeks
Pre-work: 60 hours/3 weeks
Location: Boston ($12,495), Chicago ($11,995), Dallas ($11,000), Washington DC ($12,495)

Claim Academy Cost: $12,500

Financing: Ascent Funding and Pave
Scholarship: $500 women in technology scholarship, $1000 college upgrade scholarship, $500 minority scholarship, $500 veteran scholarship
Length:19 weeks
Pre-work: Yes
Location: St Louis

Launch Academy Cost: $12,500

Financing: available through Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Occasionally
Length:18 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: 50-100 hours
Location: Boston, MA

Wyncode Cost: $12,500

Financing: Ascent Funding and Climb Credit
Scholarship: Available for women and military
Length: 10 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: Optional assignments
Location: Miami

We Can Code IT Cost: $12,900

Financing: Ascent Funding
Scholarship: $100 Diversity Grant for women, African American, Hispanic, or Native American
Length: 14 weeks
Pre-work: Not required
Location: Columbus, Cleveland

Eleven Fifty Academy Cost: $13,500

Financing: Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Contact school
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: 1 week
Location: Indianapolis

The Software Guild Cost: $10,000 - $13,750

Financing: Ascent Funding and Climb
Scholarship: $2000 Women in Tech scholarship, $2000 Veterans Who Code award
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: Online intro course
Location: Minneapolis ($13,750), Louisville ($13,750), Atlanta ($10,000), Online ($10,125)

Codeworks Cost: $8,500 - $13,800

Financing: Loan available only for on-site Web Development Immersive program; deferred tuition available only for the Software Engineering Immersive program.
Length: Web Development Immersive is 8 weeks long; Software Engineering Immersive is 12 weeks long.
Pre-work: n/a
Location: New York ($9,200–$13,800); Austin ($8,500–$12,800)

Redwood Code Academy Cost: $13,500

Financing: Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Contact school
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: Unknown
Location: Irvine, Orange County, San Diego

DigitalCrafts Cost: $13,950

Financing: Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Available for underrepresented groups and veterans
Length: 16 weeks full-time onsite
Pre-work: 30-40 hours remote
Location: Atlanta, Houston

LearningFuze Cost: $13,995

Financing: Ascent Funding or Deferred Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship: $500 for applicants through Course Report
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: 2 weeks remote or on-site
Location: Irvine, CA

Learn Academy Cost: $14,500

Financing: Affirm and Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Contact school for details
Length: 17 weeks
Pre-work: HTML and JavaScript exercises
Location: San Diego

Coding Dojo Cost: $10,495 - $14,995

Financing: Pave and Upstart
Scholarship: $1000-$1500 for college students, recent college grads, career reinvention, veterans and $2500 for females.
Length: 14 weeks full-time onsite
Pre-work: optional online course
Location: Chicago ($12,995), Seattle ($13,995), Silicon Valley ($14,995), Los Angeles ($11,995), Berkeley ($13,995), Dallas ($11,495), Tysons Corner ($13,495), Tulsa ($10,495), Boise ($10,495)

General Assembly Cost: $13,950 - $14,950 (Web Development Immersive)

Financing: Climb, Meritize or Catalyst Income Sharing Agreement
Scholarship: Sometimes available. Check out the Opportunity Fund.
Length: 12 weeks full-time onsite
Pre-work: 40 hours
Location: San Francisco ($14,950), Washington DC ($14,950), New York ($14,950), Chicago ($13,950), Austin ($13,950), London (£8,000), and 10 other locations.

V School Cost: $14,900

Financing: Climb, Ascent Funding, Pave
Scholarship: $1400 for women, minorities, military and financial Hardship
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: 30 hours
Location: Salt Lake City

$15,000 - $20,000 Coding Bootcamps

Flatiron School Cost: $15,000 (USA), £10,000 (London)

Financing: Payment plans available via Climb and Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Available for students from underrepresented groups
Length: 12 weeks full-time onsite
Pre-work: 150 hours (required)
Location: New York ($15,000), Houston ($14,000), Atlanta ($14,000), Seattle ($15,000), Washington DC ($15,000), London (£10,000)

Tech Elevator Cost: $15,500

Financing: Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Contact school
Length: 14 weeks
Pre-work: 30-40 hours
Location: Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit

Hackbright Academy Cost: $16,895 
(get $3000 back if they place you with a partner company)(women only)

Financing: Pave, Ascent Funding or Deferred Tuition
Scholarship: A variety available here
Length: 10 weeks full-time + 2 weeks career prep (full-time) or 24 weeks part-time.
Pre-work: 20 hours + (required)
Location: San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose

Sabio Cost: $15,499 - $16,950

Financing: Ascent Funding, Pave
Scholarship: $500 Course Report Scholarship; $1500 Jill May Women Scholarship
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: 4 weeks
Location: Irvine ($15,499), Los Angeles ($16,950), Online ($16,950)

Codesmith Cost: $17,200

Financing: Ascent Funding
Scholarship: A variety available here
Length: 12 weeks 
Pre-work: 4 weeks
Location: Los Angeles, New York City

devCodeCamp Cost: $16,900 - $17,800

Financing: Climb Credit and Ascent Funding. GI Bill Approved.
Scholarship: Unknown
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: Unknown
Location: Milwaukee, Madison

Fullstack Academy Cost: $15,910 - $17,910

Financing: Pave, Ascent Funding, and Upstart
Scholarship: $1000 scholarship for women and veterans
Length: 13 weeks
Pre-work: 4 weeks part time remote (required)
Location: New York ($17,910), Chicago ($15,910)

Hack Reactor Cost: $17,980

Financing: Ascent Funding and Climb
Scholarship: See Hack Reactor's Scholarship Fund
Length: 12 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: 4 weeks part time remote (required)
Location: San Francisco, Austin, Los Angeles, New York City, Online

Galvanize Cost: $17,980

Financing: Climb, Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Partial and full scholarships based on merit, financial need, or underrepresentation
Length: 12 weeks (onsite)
Pre-work: 4 weeks part time remote (required)
Location: Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Boulder, Austin, New York, Phoenix, London

$20,000 + Coding Bootcamps

Turing Cost: $20,000 (includes laptop)

Financing: Earnest, Climb, Pave, Ascent Funding and in-house financing. Turing accepts GI Bill benefits.
Scholarship: $4000 diversity scholarships available
Length: 28 weeks
Pre-work: No
Location: Denver

Rithm School Cost: $24,000

Financing: Ascent Funding
Scholarship: Rithm awards scholarships to support diversity and strong merit.
Length: 16 weeks
Pre-work: 80-120 hours
Location: San Francisco

Deferred/Contingent Tuition Coding Bootcamps

Coding bootcamps with Deferred Tuition or Income Sharing Agreements allow a student to pay little to nothing upfront, followed by a percentage of their salary once they find a job.

Grace Hopper Academy Cost: $3000 deposit + $16,910 paid in monthly installments once you find a job (women only)

Financing: No
Scholarship: No
Length: 13 Weeks
Pre-work: 4 weeks part time remote
Location: New York City

App Academy Cost: $3000 - $9000 refundable deposit + $14,000 - $25,000 once you find a job

Full details of Deferred Tuition
 GoFundMe, Upstart, Pave, Affirm
Scholarship: No
Length: 12 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: 50-100 hours remote
Location: San Francisco; New York

Holberton School Cost: 17% of your salary for 3 years

Length: 9 months + 6 month internship
Pre-work: 2-weeks (part of admissions process)
Location: San Francisco, CA


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About The Author

Imogen is a writer and content producer who loves writing about technology and education. Her background is in journalism, writing for newspapers and news websites. She grew up in England, Dubai and New Zealand, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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