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Code Fellows

Average Rating4.49
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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 ensure ...

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  • Jacob Hillman
    Jacob Hillman
    IT Specialist • Graduate • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development (Nights + Weekends) • Portland
    Jan 03, 2017
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    Code Fellows: VERY helpful!

    Summary:

    The skills and resources Code Fellows taught got me a great job with promotion potential in the industry where I want to be working. It wasn't easy, but it was well worth the investment.

    Background:

    I took three courses from Code Fellows at the Portland Campus during their transition to the current curriculum in late 2015:

    --Unix and Git for Everyone (now essentially Code 101); 

    --Foundations I (a mix of Code 100 & 201); and

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  • Kate
    Kate
    Software Developer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Portland
    Nov 12, 2016
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    Do recommend!

    Prior to attending the 201 (Beginning JavaScript), 301 (Intermediate JavaScript), and 401 (Advanced JavaScript) courses at the Portland location I was wrapping up a decade-long series of jobs that left me feeling unfulfilled and unchallenged. I wanted to improve my skills so that I could provide my extended design and development services to a broader range of freelance clients and projects.

    Despite feeling throughout the 4.5 months of instruction that I was struggling to ke...

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  • Mike
    Mike
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Online
    Nov 09, 2016
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    Not Easy but Worth It

    I took the JavaScript Dev Accelerator last year before it changed to the 401 course. It was a lot of work and if you're not willing to completely go for it and immerse yourself then you're not going to succeed, but if you can handle a crazy workload and are really ready for a change then it can be the right course for you.

    I don't know about other courses, but everyone I know from CF ( I dont' talk to everyone from the class ) is working in the tech industry. We did JavaScript, s...

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  • Adam
    Adam
    Student • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Oct 25, 2016
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    Code Fellows Javascript 401: Awesome.

    I just completed the CF JS 401 course last month. I've been involved with a few different code bootcamps, and this one was by far the best, for 3 reasons:   - Instruction staff. Their teachers are incredible. Our lead instructor was extremely attentive to each student's experience and comfort level. He listened to feedback and was extremely responsive in tailoring lectures or scheduling impromptu review sessions of topics that were taking longer for us to sink...
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  • KYLE E SCHNIRRING
    KYLE E SCHNIRRING
    Owner / Penetration Tester • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Nights + Weekends) • Online
    Oct 18, 2016
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    My Year Long Journey At Code Fellows

    My year long journey at Code Fellows was nothing shy of amazing. I’m 36 and was looking for a career change. Information Security has always been a passion of mine, I’m the IT guy at work but in information security the tools you use will only get you so far. I needed to learn how to code. 

    Code Fellows was my savior. The atmosphere there is amazing; being surrounded by like minded people that want to see you succeed is priceless. The teachers and T.A’s are ver...

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  • Don
    Don
    Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Portland
    Oct 14, 2016
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    Top-tier code school

    I received a fantastic job offer less than a month after graduating from the JavaScript 401 in Portland. After my first week at the job, I proved myself competent and widely productive as I hit the ground running. Most of everything was attributed to the invaluable skills and best practices learned from Code Fellows’ classes.

    I jumped right into the company’s Git workflow, no problem. I have also impressed more than a few of my coworkers here...

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  • Ed
    Ed
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in iOS • Online
    Oct 04, 2016
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    NOT for career changers!

    I took the iOS Development Accelerator as it was called before the curriculum was changed to a different format. I completed the course at the end of September 2015 in good standing. I am still unemployed, and have had very few people look my way for interviews. I've had a couple of phone interviews, and not one in person interview. 

    I bought into the promise of "you can start from nearly no understanding of software development and become an attractive candidate for jobs within ...

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    Brook Riggio of Code Fellows

    VP of Education

    Oct 14, 2016

    Hi Ed,

    Thank you for your candid feedback on this course—we take our student feedback very seriously and use it to tailor our program so our students can be better equipped in their career.

    We absolutely agree that there isn’t a magic pill, and any program to learn to code is going to take a lot of hard work (whether at a four-year university or an immersive program like ours).

    As a graduate of Code Fellows, you’re a part of our community and we want to continue to support you in your goals. We’ve continued to improve our program since we started, and if you feel like the education you received in this course wasn’t equivalent to the money you paid or the effort you put in, we’d like to make it right.

    I’ve reached out to the email you provided so we can come up with a solution to help you feel prepared for and supported in your career.

    Thanks,
    Brook Riggio, VP of Education
    On Behalf of the Code Fellows team
  • Rachael Helsel
    Rachael Helsel
    Student • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development • Online
    Sep 21, 2016
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    Awesome teachers, amazing community

    Just really happy to be studying and learning here at CodeFellows - haven't been here for very long, but I already feel welcomed, included, and safe. The sense of community is really strong, the standards are high, and all of the staff is incredible supportive and encouraging.

    I'm currently in 301, and Rick is a really great teacher - he asks you the right questions to help you discover the answer on your own, and encourages you to "break things" as a way to mo...

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  • Matthew
    Matthew
    Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in iOS • Online
    Sep 20, 2016
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    Don't do it!

    Don't believe self-reported, manipulated job placement statistics published by a for-profit "educational" company.

    I took three courses from Code Fellows in 2015, the last of which was an iOS "dev accelerator" (they have since changed their course names) which came with a "money back job guarantee" for a $60,000 a year dev job within 9 months of graduation. Only about 30% of our graduating class have gotten dev jobs. Those who had profe...

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  • Tracey
    Tracey
    Student • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Sep 01, 2016
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    Student

    I like that Code Fellows teaches the foundations of what we need to know to be successful, we start with the basics and build upon it. Job support so far seems stellar, helping students prepare resumes and Linkedin profiles, as well as giving resources to make the job search successful. There is a lot of support and help from instructors and TAs, great staff, and a great learning environment that really empowers students to be successful. The stress and lack of sleep has totally been...

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  • Clare
    Clare
    FullStack Engineer • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Sep 01, 2016
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    Worth it if you are willing to put in the work

    My experience with Code Fellows was challenging, fun, intellectual, and life changing. Coming from a science background, I was expecting to be challenged, but not nearly as much as I was at Code Fellows. The staff (I had Tyler and Duncan as teachers) and TAs were extremely welcoming and talented, and class sizes were capped under 30 which helped keep individuals at the focus of the curriculum. Code Fellows teaches the most cutting edge programming languages and techniques, as well as focus...

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  • Brandon Parker
    Brandon Parker
    Teacher's Assistant • Graduate • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript • Online
    Sep 01, 2016
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    Code Fellows is the way to go!

    My experience with Code Fellows started with the one day 101 course in October of 2015. Since that first day, I decided to continue and dive into the rest of what Code Fellows had to offer for me to learn. What started as a genuine curiosity, when I first started, quickly became a really fun and exciting new career option for me. I really have enjoyed seeing the progress I have made from the beginning of the courses from knowing nothing about coding, to now TAing the 401 JavaScript and sea...

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Code Fellows Alumni Outcomes

98%
Employment Rate
100%
Graduation Rate
72,500
Median Salary
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.

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Code Fellows Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 220+ Code Fellows alumni reviews on Course Report, students appreciate the immersive and comprehensive curriculum, particularly in full-stack software development, cybersecurity, and ops courses. Alumni often mention the effectiveness of hands-on project work and the support from experienced instructors. The modular structure and industry-relevant curriculum are particularly appreciated. One reviewer said, "The instructors are fantastic and the curriculum is very well thought out." However, some students noted the fast pace and intensity of the programs, which can be challenging for beginners.
Overall Experience
4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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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
FAQs

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, Online) cost $99.

Where does Code Fellows have campuses?

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

Is Code Fellows worth it?

The data says yes! In 2019, Code Fellows reported a 100% graduation rate, a median salary of $72,500, and 98% of Code Fellows alumni are employed.

Is Code Fellows legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 228 Code Fellows alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Code Fellows and rate their overall experience a 4.49 out of 5.

Does Code Fellows offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Yes, Code Fellows accepts the GI Bill!

Can I read Code Fellows reviews?

You can read 228 reviews of Code Fellows on Course Report! Code Fellows alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Code Fellows and rate their overall experience a 4.49 out of 5.

Is Code Fellows accredited?

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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