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Nearly 23,000 Will Graduate from Coding Camps in 2017

Nearly 23,000 Will Graduate from Coding Camps in 2017
A demonstration of coding on the Tynker application during a Coding Games and Programming Robots session at the Apple Camp in San Francisco, Calif., in July of last year. Apple Camp is a free, three-day session for kids ages 8 to 12 offered at Apple Stores. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

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According to Course Report, 22,949 students are expected to graduate from coding boot camps this year. That’s up from 15,077 last year and more than 10 times the 2012 total.[1]

These programs are currently offered by 95 schools, operating in 74 cities and 40 states.

The average program lasts 14.1 weeks, up from 12.9 a year ago. The average tuition is $11,400 for a total industry revenue of $266 million. "Most computer science students spend 4 years to complete their Computer Science degree."

The Firehose Project's "Definitive Guide to Choosing a Coding Bootcamp" says that "coding bootcamps isolate the most relevant skills from a 4 year degree and infuse it with relevant industry skills to bridge the gap between the theoretical world of academia and the real world of startups."[2] The boot camps are designed to help "students with very little coding proficiency . . . change their career, launch their own idea, and directly driv[e] technical innovation at their current job." [2]

The New York Times reports, however, that the industry may be facing a sobering moment as some schools are closing. They quote Michael Horn, an education consultant, as saying, "You can imagine this becoming a big industry, but not for 90 companies." [3] Course Report notes that six schools closed this year, while 15 new schools were launched.

Footnotes:

  1. Course Report, "2017 Coding Bootcamp Market Size Study," July 19, 2017
  2. The Firehose Project, "The Definitive Guide to Choosing a Coding Bootcamp," accessed September 4, 2017
  3. The New York Times, "As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check," August 24, 2017

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