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Code Fellows

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Code Fellows is a technical skills training academy in the Pacific Northwest that offers full- and part-time software development, ops and cybersecurity courses online and in-person from their Seattle, Washington location. Code Fellows guides people from all backgrounds to change their lives through fast-paced, career-focused education. Since their first cohort in 2013, Code Fellows has taught over 1,600 graduates and iterated on their curriculum and format to ensu...

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  • Michael Goseco
    Technical Analyst • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
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    Jan 26, 2020
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    Excellent Learning Experience for Skills and Industry

    I entered Code Fellows with no knowledge or expectations. I was desperately overdue for a career change in order to provide for myself and my family. My last experience with coding education was left far behind - a year of college Computer Science back in 2001. After a long period of self discovery, I finally knew that this was the career that I not only wanted to do, but had to do. It was all or nothing now. College was no longer an option, given tuition being the grotesque beast it is no...

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  • Matt Wojciakowski
    Content Developer, Cloud & AI • Graduate • Online
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    Oct 18, 2019
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    Where the rubber meets the road

    Attending Code Fellows was a game-changer for my career. There are lots of technical training resources out there, but the staff at Code Fellows understands where the rubber meets the road.

    By that, I mean both:
    1) How to meet students, new or seasoned, where they're at in their learning and technical ability; and
    2) Understanding the quickly changing opportunities and needs of the technical industry. 

    My experience at Code Fellows set me up to be 'job-ready' ...

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  • Jason Hiskey
    Software Developer at Microsoft • Graduate • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development • Online
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    Sep 18, 2019
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    201 with Scott

    My 201 experience was amazing at Code Fellows. Scott did an amazing job of taking a group of students with a broad range of technical abilities and forming them into a cohesive unit. He was able to very sucessfully assess all of the different students and individually help them. 

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  • Ray
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
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    Aug 08, 2019
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    Learned a ton

    I went through the 201, 301, and 401 Code Fellows courses from Sept 2018 to Feb 2019. 

    My 201 and 301 courses were very well structured, and were taught by two of the best (imo) instructors with industry experience that were there at the time.  The classes and work were long, typical of a coding boot camp style. the student to instructor size was very good (20-30), with each class having an assistant instructor and at least two Teacher Assistants (TAs).

    My main critique...

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  • David
    Software Development Engineer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python (Full-Time, In-Person) • Online
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    Aug 08, 2018
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    Life Changing Experience

    Code Fellows changed my life following a period of long term unemployment.

    The staff and instructional team are outstanding. Course material is challenging regardless of skill level. It begins with an introduction to basic web technologies -- HTML, CSS, and Javascript. This is followed with an intermediate course that delves into practical skill sets including REST APIs, web frameworks, and design patterns.The experience culminates in a Full Stack Development course. A Student may ...

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  • Glen Pham
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
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    Jul 28, 2018
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    What coding bootcamps DON'T want you to know

    The junior/entry level job market for developers is EXTREMELY oversaturated. There are 17 coding boot camps in Seattle, each churning out Web Developers by the dozens every month to compete for the few and scarce entry level/junior positions. Sure, anyone can learn to code, but will you be good enough to compete in a highly competitive market? It's far from impossible to find a job afterwards, just be prepared to lower your expectations and raise your technical skills higher as the technic...

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  • Gregor Richardson
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    Jun 29, 2018
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    Great material, great classmates, okay instructor

    The material we covered was modern and relevant, providing a realistic introduction to Javascript development in 2018. It gave me the confidence and hands on exposure to begin seriously understanding coding for the first time in my life. Additionally, the great classmates I met were an unexpected bonus. Many were very serious students coming from a variety of backgrounds and we learned a tremendous amount from each other. I have no doubts we'll be valuable industry contacts for each other ...

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  • David F
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
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    Mar 09, 2017
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    Be motivated and the program works!

    I attended code fellows (201, 301, 401 course) and had a positive, memorable experience. My success was in part because I spent a fair amount of time researching the program and if it would be a good fitfor me.

    It is rigorous and intended to challenge students so they are job ready. The school does a solid job of teaching the core principles needed for an entry level role. I can tell you that if software development is a career you are serious about, it requires ongoing learning ...

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  • Mandy Mason
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Java with SpringMVC & Android (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Nov 04, 2022
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    Excellent for career changers!

    I recently graduated from Code Fellows with my certificate in Advanced Java with SpringMVC and Android (October 2022). I spent the prior eight years as a music teacher / band director. I heard about the bootcamp from a friend who had completed it the year before, and she had amazing things to say. I started on the self-paced introduction course (102), moved to a night class for the foundations course (201), then decided to jump all the way in and take the last two courses (301 and 401) o...
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  • Simon
    Partner Solutions Architect • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Sep 14, 2022
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    Challenging, Inclusive, Valuable Software Development Program

    I attended the Code Fellows Software Development boot camp in the fall and winter of 2020/2021. I have been holding off on publishing a review because I had the great fortune of being offered a full-time position at Code Fellows shortly after my graduation and did not want my review to appear biased.  I have recently moved on to an exciting opportunity at one of the "big tech" companies. I am now in the unbiased position to recommend that anyone that is considering attending Code Fellows...
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  • Marcus Hartwig
    Lead Wilderness Instructor • Student • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Sep 06, 2022
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    Worth It & Hard

    I started my software development journey January 2022. I started at 101 since I had never written a line of code before and couldn't tell you the difference between JavaScript and HTML.. After 6 months of intense class and long nights of study I became a software dev. My experience isn't in tech, in fact I am a wilderness leadership instructor w/ years of living in the mountains under my belt, so making this career transition wasn't a simple one. It wasn't just a process of learning whi...
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  • Justin B.
    Student • Ops 201: Foundations of Computer Operations (Full-Time, Online) • Online
    Aug 19, 2022
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    Ops 201

    Really outstanding learning environment. Fast paced but comprehensive. Along with in-depth curriculum, emphasis is placed on job readiness and obtaining relevant certifications. Teachers and TAs willing to answer all questions and take their time to make sure core concepts are understood. 
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Code Fellows Alumni Outcomes

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Graduation Rate
72,500
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Of the students who enroll at Code Fellows, 100% graduated. 96% of graduates were job-seeking and 98% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $72,500. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 1096 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field Employee81.7%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position12.1%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
Notes and Caveats
Here are are the details on how we track Employment Data
* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.

Recent Code Fellows News

Liz Eggleston
Published November 21, 2022
What is on the horizon for tech bootcamps in 2023? On Wednesday, December 7th at 1:00PM EST in a Live Q&A, we'll cover the major trends that our experts from General Assembly, Springboard, Coding Temple, and Code Fellows are expecting in 2023. Our panelists will cover: In-demand soft skills that hiring partners will be asking for in 2023. The frameworks and languages that will ma...
Jess Feldman
Published September 28, 2022
Course Report · September 2022 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Happy fall, everyone! As we begin to look towards the end of the year, we saw more speculation on how the Pell Grant for short-term programs bill could pass in the U.S. There was also plenty of discussion about how regulators are shaping Income Share Agreements and Online Program Managers. A huge new tech apprenticeship initiati...
Jess Feldman
Published September 01, 2022
Course Report · August 2022 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup This August, saw over $175M in fundraises in the coding bootcamp space! Republicans in the US shared what they would like to see in an expanded Pell Grant program, and an OPM giant, 2U, had some growing pains as it shifts to focusing on edX. Skills-based hiring continues to be top of mind for employers, so we’re shining light on th...
Jess Feldman
Published August 31, 2022
After battling addiction and homelessness, Bill was rebuilding his life when the pandemic blocked his career path. Armed with a hand-me-down computer, he explored intro tech courses and found a love for cybersecurity. Through Washington State’s Training Benefits program, Bill enrolled at Code Fellows to learn information technology, computer networking, coding and cybersecurity skills. Bill s...
Jess Feldman
Published August 01, 2022
Course Report · July 2022 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup This July, the coding bootcamp industry heated up with a $10M fundraise, an acquisition, and a $2B rumor. Drama about OPM regulation continued, and there’s still a lot of back-and-forth about whether the Pell Grant expansion will include online programs. Skills-based hiring continues to be a top trend in 2022, including how to divers...
Jess Feldman
Published June 29, 2022
Course Report · June 2022 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Happy Summer! This June, tech hiring was at an all-time high despite news of layoffs and hiring freezes. We caught wind of four workforce developments for aspiring bootcampers in California, Montana, Virginia, and Florida, and three major fundraises in the coding bootcamp and workforce development sphere amounted to $395M. Since the ...
Liz Eggleston
Published June 22, 2022
Gwen was a mechanical engineer working in aerospace before pivoting into software development. She chose to make the career change with Code Fellows four years ago because of their instructors and curriculum. Gwen shares why the pace and culture in tech suits her better than aerospace, and how she leveraged her past leadership experience to land senior-level roles right out of bootcamp. Just ...
Liz Eggleston
Published February 17, 2022
In this Live Alumni Q&A, the panel answered real questions from the audience like: How these 6 bootcamp grads did their research – and why they chose bootcamps like General Assembly, Tech Elevator, Springboard, NYC Data Science Academy, Code Fellows, and Codesmith. What were your favorite free resources to prep for a bootcamp? Any tips that you can give future bootcampers about wh...
Jess Feldman
Published January 31, 2022
Course Report · January 2021 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup 2022 started strong with a $525M acquisition of a bootcamp-adjacent company and a $10M grant from Melinda French Gates. We continued to see stamps of approval on bootcamps from government and workforce development organizations, and a major indication from the Department of Labor about registered apprenticeships. Find out how codi...
Jess Feldman
Published December 29, 2021
Course Report · Course Report EOY 2021 Episode As we wrap up 2021, we’re rounding up December’s most interesting news surrounding trends like The Great Resignation and the rise of university-bootcamp partnerships. Plus, the recent announcement of a bootcamp acquisition, the latest on ISAs, apprenticeships, and the 5 new coding bootcamps we added to the Course Report directory this month....

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How much does Code Fellows cost?

Code Fellows costs around $12,000. On the lower end, some Code Fellows courses like Ops 101: Explore Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity Careers (Full-Time, In-Person) cost $99.

Where does Code Fellows have campuses?

Code Fellows has in-person campuses in and, Seattle. Code Fellows also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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Code Fellows is a private vocational school licensed by the State of Washington. Code Fellows was the first code school in Washington State to be approved by the Veterans Association to receive the GI Bill. Learn more at www.codefellows.org/gi-bill
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