Coding bootcamps continue to show strong growth as the industry is expected to graduate more than 17,000 students and grow by 74 percent in 2016. The findings are part of the third annual Market Sizing Report from Course Report.
Course Report, which serves as a coding bootcamps review site, polled every full-time, in-person U.S. and Canadian bootcamp with courses in web and mobile development, gathering statistics on 2015 graduates and projected 2016 graduation rates. The company says the response rate was 96.7 percent.
Course report estimates there will be 17,966 graduates in 2016, up from 10,333 in 2015. The company estimates that there were 61,408 undergraduate computer science graduates from accredited U.S. universities in 2015.
- In 2016, the number of bootcamp providers grew to 91, compared to 67 last year.
- Average tuition price of qualifying courses is $11,451, with an average program length of 12.9 weeks.
- Estimated tuition revenue from qualifying U.S. schools will be $199 million in 2016, excluding scholarships.
There are coding bootcamps in 69 U.S. cities and 34 states. Seattle, with 12 bootcamps, trails only San Francisco and New York, which both have 13.
“I love that we’re seeing coding bootcamps launch in smaller markets across the U.S.,” Course Report co-founder Lizz Eggleston told GeekWire. “Because of government initiatives like TechHire and elevated media coverage, bootcamps are no longer limited to those in Silicon Valley and New York (although those cities are still huge). Established coding bootcamps like Dev Bootcamp and General Assembly are opening new campuses in cities like Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. And new schools like Zip Code are opening in smaller markets like Wilmington, Del.”
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