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Data scientists are more in-demand than ever, but how much does it cost to learn data science at a bootcamp? From students looking for free data bootcamps to those wondering if a $17,000 data course is worth it, we understand that cost is important to future bootcampers! Data science bootcamp tuition can range from $7,000 to $18,000, so how do you decide what to budget for? In this article, we break down the costs of several popular data science schools, plus share financing options, scholarships, and application pre-requisites.

This is a cost comparison of in-person, full-time, immersive data science bootcamps that are 6 weeks or longer, and most of them include remote pre-work study. We have chosen courses which we think are comparable in course content – they all teach either R or Python (or both) plus SQL and machine learning concepts. All schools listed here have at least one campus in the USA or Canada. To find out more about each bootcamp or read reviews, click on the links below to see their detailed Course Report pages.

$10,000 - $15,000 Data Science Bootcamps

Ironhack Cost: $3,700 (Mexico City) - $11,500 (Miami)
Curriculum: Python, MySQL
Financing: Level will work with any qualified lender that a student chooses
Scholarship: All applicants are automatically eligible for Level’s scholarship pool.
Length: 8 weeks full-time onsite
Pre-work: 60 hours
Pre-requisites: Some experience with analytics, Excel or statistics preferred
Location: Amsterdam (€6,000), Barcelona (€7,000), Berlin (€7,000), Lisbon (€6,000), Madrid (€7,000), Mexico City (MXN 70,000), Miami ($11,500), Paris (€7,500), Sao Paulo (R$17,000)

BrainStation Cost: $12,000
Curriculum: Python, SQL, Tableau
Financing: Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. 3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
Scholarship: Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees.
Length: 12 weeks
Pre-work: Self-paced remote
Location: Vancouver, Toronto, New York (coming soon)

Coding Temple Cost: $12,000
Curriculum: Python, R, SQL
Financing: Lending partners and in-house financing available
Scholarship: College Student Scholarship $500,Veterans Scholarship $500, Women in Tech $500
Length: 10 weeks
Pre-work: 40-90 hours, mandatory, self-paced, remote
Pre-requisites: Entry-level
Location: Washington, Chicago, Boston, online

Byte Academy Cost: $14,950
Curriculum: Python, SQL
Financing: Available through Climb. 25% Early Bird Discount for first 20 applicants.
Scholarship: Women and Veterans scholarships
Length: 14 weeks
Pre-work: 20 hours
Pre-requisites: Suitable for beginners
Location: New York, Houston 

$15,000 - $20,000 Data Science Bootcamps

Flatiron School Cost: $15,000
Curriculum: Python, Pandas, Numpy, SQL
Financing: Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb. Income share agreement available in some cities.
Scholarship: Visit flatironschool.com/scholarships to learn about current scholarship opportunities.
Length: 15 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: Yes (required)
Pre-requisites: No previous coding experience is required, but applicants are encouraged to start learning through Flatiron School’s free Data Science Bootcamp Prep course.
Location: Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, New York City, London, Seattle, Online

General Assembly Cost: $15,950 (NYC), CAD$14,500 (Toronto)
Curriculum: Python, SQL
Financing: Lending partners available - contact GA admissions team for more details.
Scholarship: Full and partial scholarships available
Length: 15 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: 40 hours of self-guided pre-work to complete prior to starting the course.
Pre-requisites: Basic SQL query knowledge/scripting and familiarity with Python required. Strong familiarity with math and descriptive statistics required. 2-5 years of experience as an analyst is ideal.
Location: Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, New York City, London, Seattle, Toronto

Divergence Academy Cost: $17,000
Curriculum: Python, SQL
Financing: Financing available via Skills Fund. Divergence has partnered TAD Tuition Management System to offer a 9 installment plan.
Scholarship: $2000 discount for women, underrepresented minority groups, and veterans or members of the U.S. Military
Length: 14 weeks full-time onsite
Pre-work: 20-30 hours pre-work covering the command line, Python, and statistics.
Pre-requisites: Applicants are required to have a background in a quantitative discipline including statistics, linear algebra, and mathematics, plus working knowledge of at least one programming language.
Location: Dallas, TX

Metis Cost: $17,000
Curriculum: Python, SQL
Financing: Financing available via Skills Fund.
Scholarship: A $3,000 scholarship is available for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel.
Length: 12 weeks full-time onsite
Pre-work: 25 hours of self-guided pre-work to complete prior to starting the course.
Pre-requisites: Some background in stats and programming
Location: San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Seattle

NYC Data Science Academy Cost: $17,600
Curriculum: Python, R, SQL
Financing: Financing available via Skills Fund and Climb Credit.
Scholarship: Limited number of scholarships available to qualified candidates.
Length: 12 weeks full-time onsite
Pre-work: 60-100 hours of self-guided pre-work to complete prior to starting the course.
Pre-requisites: Applicants should have a Masters or Ph.D. degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math or equivalent experience of quantitative science or programming.
Location: New York City

Galvanize Cost: $17,980
Curriculum: Python, SQL
Financing: Lending partners available, including Climb and Skills Fund
Scholarship: Scholarships available based on merit, demonstrated financial need, and increasing participation in technology among underrepresented groups such as women, veterans, minorities, and people who identify as LGBT.
Length: 13 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: Take Home Technical on Python & Stats challenges
Pre-requisites: Prior experience in coding Python, math, and stats, or take a Galvanize Prep Course
Location: Phoenix, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Boulder, New York City, Denver

$20,000+ Data Science Bootcamps

Principal Analytics Prep Cost: $20,000
Curriculum: Python, R, SQL
Financing: No
Scholarship: Contact school for details
Length: 12 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: Yes
Pre-requisites: Bachelor's degree, basic computer programming, prior exposure to data analysis
Location: New York, NY

Codeup Cost: $27,500
Curriculum: Python, SQL
Financing: Lending partners available, including Climb and Skills Fund
Scholarship: Over $25,000 in scholarships is available for each cohort to women in tech, minorities, LGBTQIA individuals, veterans, first responders, and relocators.
Length: 18 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: Yes
Pre-requisites: Background in a combination of math, stats, programming, business experience, and strong written/verbal communication.
Location: San Antonio

Fellowships or Free Data Science Bootcamps

Read this article to understand the difference between a Data Science Bootcamp and a Data Science Fellowship.

Insight Data Science Cost: $0 Free
Curriculum: Python, NoSQL
Scholarship: Students can apply for a needs-based scholarship to cover living costs
Length: 7 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: 40 hours of self-guided pre-work to complete prior to starting the course.
Pre-requisites: Students must have completed or be approaching completion of a PhD
Location: New York, Silicon Valley

The Data Incubator Cost: $0 Free
Curriculum: Python, SQL
Scholarship: Fellows can apply for the paid Scholar option as part of the fellowship
Length: 8 weeks full time onsite
Pre-work: Applicants should complete prep work recommended by The Data Incubator
Pre-requisites: Must have or be within 1 year from completing a PhD or Master's degree.
Location: New York City, Washington, San Francisco, Online

Resources

Check out these resources for information on choosing and funding your data bootcamp experience:

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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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