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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.Continue Reading →
Each month, the Course Report team rounds up the most interesting bootcamp industry news that we read and talked about in our office. In April, we were showered with a ton of exciting fundraising and acquisition news, ISAs (income sharing agreements) continued to be a hot topic, and coding bootcamps began getting approved for a new veterans program called VET TEC. We also saw some great diversity initiatives and scholarship opportunities for bootcamps in the US and abroad. Plus, a report from the Christensen Institute looked into bootcamps as disruptors, and two schools are planning to expand the bootcamp model into healthcare – read to the end to find out more.Continue Reading →
The Data Incubator is an intensive eight-week data science bootcamp which trains people with STEM backgrounds to become in-demand data scientists. With an acceptance rate of just 2%, we wanted to find out what the application process is like, and the types of applicants that The Data Incubator accepts. We asked Alyssa Thomas and The Data Incubator admissions team to answer all of our questions about how to successfully get through the application (hint: the project proposal is key!) and interview process.Continue Reading →
While coding bootcamps can offer a high return on investment, the average tuition at code school is ~$13,584, which is no small sacrifice. A number of not-for-profit and well-organized programs offer free coding bootcamps. Some of these bootcamps are funded by job placement and referral fees; others are fueled by community support and volunteers. Expect rigorous application processes and competitively low acceptance rates, but for the right applicants, there is so much to gain at these free coding bootcamps.
Free coding bootcamps allow students to learn to code without the large upfront fees many schools require. Some, such as 42, are funded by benefactors, and others, such as Revature, employ their students in their own businesses after graduation. Some coding bootcamps offer deferred tuition or income sharing agreements where students pay nothing upfront, then pay the bootcamp a percentage of their salary once they find a job as a software developer. Deferred tuition/ISA schools include App Academy, Holberton School, and The Grace Hopper Program.Continue Reading →
You don’t have to be a data scientist to read into these statistics: A McKinsey Global Institute report estimates that by 2018 the US could be facing a shortage of more than 140,000 data scientists. The field of data science is growing, and with it so does the demand for qualified data scientists. Sounds like a good time to pursue data science, right? No kidding! Data scientists make an average national salary of $118,000. If you’re looking to break into data science, or just trying to refresh and hone the skills you already have, Course Report has you covered. Check out this comprehensive list of the best data science bootcamps and programs in the U.S. and Europe for technologies like Hadoop, R, and Python.
The Data Incubator is a course for PhDs who want to exit academia and enter into the world of Data Science. We talk to Jon Ferris, a cofounder and Director of Partnerships at The Data Incubator, about the unique 6-week course, requirements for admittance, and how the "bootcamp" model is being applied to Data Science.Continue Reading →