Bootcamp comparison

We know that choosing the right bootcamp is very time-consuming, because there are many alternatives out there and several factors to consider. Here you can compare the cost and course hours from different Full Stack courses.
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Europe

Parameter Codeworks General Assembly Ironhack Le Wagon
Pre-course length (in hours) 160 0 60 40
Main course length (in weeks) 12 12 8 9
Days per week 6 5 5 5
Hours per day 11 8 9 9
Total number of hours 952 420 420 445
Cost (in €) 9.800 9.400 7.000 6.000
Cost per hour (in €) 10,3 22,4 16,7 13,5
Deferred payment plan Yes No No No
Remote option at discounted price Yes No No No
Hiring rate based only on coding jobs Yes No No No
Lifetime career support Yes No No No
Parameter Codeworks Ironhack Le Wagon
Pre-course length (in hours) 160 60 40
Main course length (in weeks) 8 9 9
Days per week 6 5 5
Hours per day 11 8 9
Total number of hours 688 420 445
Cost (in €) 6.500 7.000 6.000
Cost per hour (in €) 9,4 16,7 13,5
Remote option at discounted price Yes No No
Hiring rate based only on coding jobs Yes No No
Lifetime career support Yes No No

USA

Parameter Codeworks App Academy Brainstation Hack Reactor
Pre-course length (in hours) 160 40 20 90
Main course length (in weeks) 12 12 12 12
Days per week 6 5 5 6
Hours per day 11 8 8 10
Total number of hours 952 520 500 810
Cost (in $) 13,800 17,000 15,000 17,980
Cost per hour (in $) 14.5 32.7 30 22.2
Deferred payment plan Yes Yes No Yes
Remote option at discounted price Yes No No No
Hiring rate based only on coding jobs Yes No No No
Lifetime career support Yes No No No
Parameter Codeworks Ironhack
Pre-course length (in hours) 160 60
Main course length (in weeks) 8 9
Days per week 6 5
Hours per day 11 8
Total number of hours 688 420
Cost (in $) 8,500 12,000
Cost per hour (in $) 12.4 28.6
Remote option at discounted price Yes No
Hiring rate based only on coding jobs Yes No
Lifetime career support Yes No
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Key items

Selectivity

The admission process we have at Codeworks ensures that only the most motivated students participate in the program. Our pre-course prepares you to hit the ground running from the first minute of class. This allows you to maximize your productivity during the course, and achieve higher results in collaboration with some of the most talented peers you can meet.

Intensity

You get approximately double the number of hours with Codeworks than other coding bootcamps. But numbers tell only one side of the story. We also undertake incredible efforts to provide you with the best instructors and learning tools available. As a result, you understand how to think like a Software Engineer, instead of simply practicing the latest tools.

Outcomes

Codeworks graduates get 27% higher salaries than the industry average. And two thirds of our students get a job in less than 30 days after graduating. This can lead to a faster tuition ROI (return on investment) than other bootcamps. Find out more about our student outcomes here.

Choosing the right bootcamp

There are many factors to consider when choosing a coding school. Here you can find the top questions to ask when making your choice.​​

What’s my goal?


That’s the starting point. Think if you want to simply get a basic understanding of software development, or if you’re interested in a professional outcome.

Let’s say you just want to add some technical skills into your career as a Product Manager: in this case you should probably choose a starter program that will teach you the basics.

If you’d like to work as a Software Engineer instead, and contribute to coding projects of any size, then consider choosing a more intense and advanced program.

 

What will I learn?


Once you’ve decided what’s your goal, you need to choose the most suitable program. Find out what languages and technologies are taught in each program, and who are the instructors.

In general, keep an eye on the market trends – here’s a report! – and try to read as many students reviews as possible in order to make a good choice.

 

What kind of jobs will I get?


Outcomes are super important too. You should ask what kind of jobs do graduates get after the bootcamp. Keep in mind that some institutions include non-paid internships or low salary apprenticeships in their hiring rates.

The best way to tackle this is to actually talk with the school graduates. Ask the school for references or play the stalking game on LinkedIn.

 

Can I put my life on hold for a while?


While there are lighter options, you will get the best outcome from full-time study programs. This means you won’t be able to combine your course with a concurring job, or side hustles.

Basically ask yourself if you could put everything on hold for a few weeks.

Getting a job leave, planning a (temporary?) relocation or saving enough money to cover this period are some of the important factors to consider.

 

Is it a good investment?


Once you know the program tuition and the collateral costs (i.e. a relocation) you need to evaluate if it’s a good investment. Often that’s the case, considering the high demand for Software Developers in the tech industry.

More specifically, the key differences between schools are:

1. How fast is the ROI (Return on Investment), based on the salary or entrepreneurship opportunities you can get afterwards.

2. How relevant would this new skill be in scaling up your career. Understanding a  few specific topics is different from becoming a professional Software Engineer,

 

I don’t have a technical background. Does it make sense?


It does. Most bootcamps offer intro courses that prepare you for their programs. Don’t be shy or unconfident and talk to any school admissions team: they’ll guide you through their admission processes and will help you evaluate your situation.

 

I’m already a programmer. Does it make sense?


It does –it’s only a matter of choosing the right program. Some bootcamps are a perfect boost for existing developers: having a solid tech background, they can take the most out of it and become a highly demanded professional after the program.

Some examples of these situations:

1. You’re a Java developer, focused on back-end operations and want to learn JavaScript to become a full-stack developer.

2. You’re a QA engineer and you want to boost your career.

3. You coded a while ago, but now you want go back into it and get a job in the tech sector.

In any of these 3 situations, an immersive bootcamp could be a great option.

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