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Online Coding Bootcamp Cost Comparison

By Liz Eggleston
Last Updated January 6, 2022

The landscape of online coding bootcamps is vast – ranging from $30/month subscriptions to full-time bootcamps that cost around $20,000. And many online coding programs now offer Income Share Agreements (ISA), which adds another layer of complexity when comparing online coding bootcamp costs. In addition to flexibility, remote code bootcamps cost less than in-person bootcamps – the average online bootcamp tuition is $11,118 (and lasts ~15 weeks) while in-person bootcamp tuition is $11,906 on average (and lasts ~14 weeks). Cost is an important factor when choosing an online bootcamp, so how do you decide what to budget for? We're breaking down the costs of several popular online coding bootcamps.

This is a cost comparison of online, full stack (front end and back end) immersive bootcamps that are eight weeks or longer and have selective admissions. Some of these online code schools may offer lower-priced options, but we’re comparing remote coding courses that are immersive and facilitate a career change. We have chosen online coding 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 or Node.js. To find out more about each online code school or read reviews, click on the links below to see their detailed Course Report pages. The code bootcamps are arranged in ascending order by price.

Online Coding Bootcamps with Income Sharing Agreements/15,000+

Many of the more expensive online bootcamps offer ISAs (Income Share Agreements). These online bootcamps cost more than $15,000 but also offer an ISA. 

Bloom Institute of Technology Cost: $21,950 upfront
Financing: 
Income Share Agreement and Outcomes Based Loan
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 6 months
Flexibility: Full-time immersive course requires 45-47 hours/week 
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Bloom Institute of Technology's Full Stack Web Dev Course.

App Academy Cost: $20,000
Financing: 
Income Share Agreement available
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 24 weeks
Flexibility: None; App Academy requires 45 hours per week commitment on PST time zone 
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest App Academy's Full-Time Software Engineering Track Online.

Hack Reactor Cost: $17,980
Financing: 
Income Share Agreement; financing through Ascent and Climb
Scholarship: Hack Reactor partners with organizations to offer a range of scholarship opportunities
Length: 12 weeks
Flexibility: Immersive, full-time or more flexible part-time option available. 
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Hack Reactor's Remote Immersive

Flatiron School Cost: $16,900
Financing: 
Income Share Agreement; financing options through Ascent Funding and Climb
Scholarship: Various scholarships to qualified women, minorities, and veterans, as well as merit-based scholarships
Length: 5 months, 10 months, or up to 15 months
Flexibility: Full-Time, Part-Time, and Self-Paced Options
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Flatiron School's Online Software Engineering

Coding Dojo Cost: $16,245
Financing: 
Income Share Agreement or financing through Climb and Ascent Funding
Scholarships: $1000 The Military Retraining Scholarship, Women In Tech Scholarship, Diversity Scholarship
Length: 14 weeks
Flexibility: None for full-time (Students are expected to dedicate at least 70 hours/week to the program, with the most successful students dedicating 70-90 hours/week)
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Coding Dojo's Full-Time Online Bootcamp. Coding Dojo also offers a Part-Time Online Bootcamp with Flex and Accelerated options. 

Thinkful Cost: $16,000
Financing: 
Income Sharing Agreement and Deferred Tuition
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 5-6 months
Flexibility: None, 50+ hours per week (Flex options are available)
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Thinkful's Software Engineering Immersion.

Online Coding Bootcamps: $5,000 – $15,000

General Assembly Cost: $14,950
Financing: 
Income Share Agreement or financing through Meritize, Climb, or Ascent
Scholarship: Available for underrepresented communities in tech
Length: 12 weeks
Flexibility: None, requires a full-time commitment
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest General Assembly's Software Engineering Immersive Remote.

Actualize Cost: $14,900
Financing: 
Several payment plans available, including monthly payments as low as $409 per month
Scholarships: n/a
Length: 12 weeks with 5 weeks of prework
Flexibility: Part-time commitment (5 hours/day)
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Actualize Online Live.

Juno College of Technology Cost: $12,995
Financing: 
Income Share Agreement (ISA) available
Scholarship: Alumni Scholarships available to incoming students who have completed a Juno course.
Length: 9 weeks
Flexibility: Full-time
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Juno's online Web Development Bootcamp.

Bottega Cost: $12,000
Financing: 
Deferred tuition and financing through Ascent Funding
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 12 weeks
Flexibility: Full-time commitment from 9am to 5pm + after hours
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Bottega's Full Time Online Python & React Course.

The Tech Academy Cost: $11,660
Financing: 
Leif Income Share Agreement, Climb, Affirm, SuperMoney
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 22-40 Weeks
Flexibility: 40 hours/week time commitment for full-time program
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest The Tech Academy's Software Developer Boot Camp

The Software Guild Cost: $10,000
Financing: 
Climb and Ascent Funding financing
Scholarship: The $2000 Women in Tech award for qualifying women; The $2000 Veterans Who Code scholarship for qualifying veterans or active military members, and a $2,000 discount to alumni of partner universities.
Length: Software Guild suggests you complete all 4 badges in 10 months and allows up to 14 months to complete it
Flexibility: Flexible schedule divided into 4 badges
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest completing all four badges in either the .NET/C# or Java Track of the Digital Coding Badges.

Covalence Cost: $9,500
Financing:
Ascent Funding
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 3-7 months
Flexibility: Catalyst is immerisve and requires a full-time or part-time commitment, but self-paced options, Molecular and Atomic, are available.
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Covalence's immersive Catalyst Software Development Bootcamp..

CareerFoundry Cost: $7,900
Financing: 
Monthly payments available or financing through Climb and Ascent Funding
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 4-7 months
Flexibility: Self-paced, complete in ~7 months
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest CareerFoundry's Full-Stack Web Development Program.

Hyperion Dev Cost: $5,506
Financing: 
n/a
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 6-12 months
Flexibility: 10-40 hours/week
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Hyperion Dev's Full Stack Web & Software Engineer Bootcamp.

Online Coding Bootcamps: Under $5,000

OpenClassrooms Cost: $3,600
Financing: 
$300 per month (subscription-based)
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 6 months, part-time
Flexibility: Self-paced
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest OpenClassrooms's Web Developer bootcamp.

Altcademy Cost: $1,690
Financing: 
$334/month for 6 months of Personalized Career Path option
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 25-50 weeks
Flexibility: 5-10 hours/week
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Altcademy's Full-stack Web Development bootcamp.

Nucamp Cost: $349-$1880
Financing:
Nucamo's version of an ISA is called the Fair Student Agreement. Terms can be 12, 18, 24, 36 or 48 months with payments as low as $79/month.
Scholarship: Up to 25% off in scholarships
Length: 4-22 weeks
Flexibility: 8-14 hours of online course content during the week + Saturdays

Rmotr Cost: $698
Financing: $349/month
Scholarship: n/a
Length: 5 weeks, part-time
Flexibility: Evening commitment
Our Course Recommendation: If you’re trying to make a career change, we suggest Rmotr's Web Development with Django

Next Steps

Check out these resources for information on how to fund your online bootcamp:

About The Author

Liz is the cofounder of Course Report, the most complete resource for students researching coding bootcamps. Her research has been cited in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and more. She loves breakfast tacos and spending time getting to know bootcamp alumni and founders all over the world. Check out Liz & Course Report on Twitter, Quora, and YouTube!

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