- Code Fellows, a trade school offering an eight-week program for students to build their coding and development skills to a professional level, reports that 80% of its graduates received a job offer within three months.
- The average starting salary for those graduates: $75,600, according to U.S. News & World Report.
- The Seattle company also says that 18% of its graduates have created their own companies.
It isn’t clear if Code Fellows is counting graduates who work on a contract basis as starting their own companies, since technically they are self-employed. The eight-week program costs $10,000, and Code Fellows also offers a four-week beginner’s boot camp in Portland and Seattle for $5,000. The advanced program has had more than 300 graduates since it started in January. Code Fellows says more than 50% of its students don’t have backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, or math, and more than 75% already have a college degree.