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New York City is the most populous city in the United States, and it has a booming tech industry. Due to the high demand for capable professionals, many large companies have abandoned the idea that college degrees are necessary for many professions. As a result, dozens of coding, sales, and product management ‘bootcamps’ have sprung up around the city. These programs offer a comprehensive short-term education for people looking to go directly into the workforce. In this article, we’ll cover the basic information about the best bootcamps in New York City.

 

Best Coding Bootcamps in New York

 
Coding bootcamps are the most popular type of bootcamp education program. These schools offer a fast-tracked and intensive curriculum designed to train students to become various types of coding professionals. Popular coding bootcamp specializations include software engineering, web development, cybersecurity, and FinTech (or financial technology). 

Each of these programs vary in length, curriculum density, and cost. Here are the best coding bootcamps in New York City.

 

New York City Data Science Academy

The New York City Data Science Academy offers full-time immersive data science bootcamps online and in-person at its NYC campus. Students must complete pre-work to enroll is this 12-week program. The course itself is project-oriented and features a career track option at the end of the course. Job placement services are available as well, including connection with some of the bootcamp’s hiring partners.
 

Tuition

Total tuition for the full time immersive bootcamp is $17,600 upfront, and students have multiple ways to pay. Students can select one of two 60-month loans offered through Skill Share or Credit Climb. These loans range in price from $375 to $439 per month, depending on factors such as student credit and interest rates. 

Schedule and Curriculum

Before attending class, students must complete prework assignments which are available online or in-person at the campus. Prework includes 40 hours of lecture plus a 200-question coding challenge. Once pre work is complete, students will attend the bootcamp from Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM. This 12-week program is divided into seven units which cover the fundamentals of data science. These units include the Data Science Toolkit, data science and visualization with R and Python, machine learning with R and Python, and unit six covers specialized career tracks. These specialized career tracks include deep learning and big data/data engineering. The final unit is reserved for job placement and career placement services.

 

Outcomes

The job placement assistance programs offered by the New York City Data Science Academy include resume and portfolio building exercises, along with a LinkedIn profile. Students will have access to industry talks as well as networking and project presentation opportunities with the bootcamp’s hiring partners. Students will perform mock interviews and learn the fundamentals of elevator pitches. Graduates from the New York City Data Science Academy work at more than 24 major companies, including Google, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, IBM, Samsung, Facebook, and more.

 

Codesmith

Codesmith offers a full-time immersive software engineering bootcamp in Los Angeles and New York City. This 12-week program features a range of topics and projects, and an immersive full-time schedule. This bootcamp offers career placement services and publishes student outcome information. The bootcamp offers in-person courses, plus part-time and preparation classes. 

 

Tuition

Tuition for the full-time immersive 12-week software engineering bootcamp is $17,700, but prices are set to rise to $18,000 on October 20th, 2019. Students have a variety of ways to pay for the course, including upfront payment. The Codesmith bootcamp works with Skills Fund and Credit Climb to provide loans to students. Additionally, over $100,000 in scholarships are available through the Codesmith Scholarship Fund. The part-time programs range in price from $300 to $750 for the entire course. A money-back guarantee is available for some part-time courses.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

The full-time software engineering course lasts for 12 weeks. During that time, students will spend approximately 70 hours per week in class, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. From 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, students work on problem solving skills, and proceed on to the morning lesson. The first lesson of the day ends at 12:30 PM for lunch, which ends at 1:30 PM. Students attend afternoon lessons until dinner at 5:30 PM, and then evening lessons from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. The course covers a range of topics, including computer science, front end development, backend development, groundbreaking tech, real-world engineering practices, and multiple personal and portfolio-building projects. 

 

Outcomes

Codesmith publishes detailed job placement and student outcomes information. According to the bootcamp, 87% of New York City graduates are hired within 180 days of graduating the program. Of those 87%, the average salary is $112,500 per year. The bootcamp states that its graduates have the highest CIRR-member school salary for Jan-June 2018. Codesmith graduates work at companies such as Amazon, Google, Disney, Linkedin, PayPal, Hulu, Oscar, Oracle, and SnapChat. 

 

BrainStation

BrainStation is a New York City-based coding bootcamp that offers full-time courses in web development, data science, and UX design, along with numerous part-time courses. Part-time options include web development, design, data, marketing, and product management. BrainStation also publishes job placement and student outcome information for its full-time courses, along with online classes. BrainStation is located in the penthouse of 503 Broadway in New York City.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Full-time courses at BrainStation run from Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. During this time, students work on projects and attend lectures. An hour-long lunch break is included during the afternoon. Part-time classes run on different schedules, and all classes are divided into units. Students can opt for online classes or in-person courses at the bootcamp’s 503 Broadway penthouse location. Part-time design courses include user experience (UX) design, design thinking, user interface (UI) design, and web accessibility. Marketing courses, which are also part-time only, include digital marketing, Google ads and analytics, search engine marketing, social media marketing, and search engine optimization. The product category offers agile, product management, and design thinking. 

 

Outcomes

According to BrainStation, 91% of full-time user experience (UX) design students are employed within 180 days of graduation. Additionally, 88% of BrainStation’s web development graduates are employed in the same timeframe. Graduates of the full-time data science program enter a workforce with an average salary of $95,000 per year.

 

App Academy

App Academy is a full-time software engineering coding bootcamp located in New York City. App Academy’s software engineering curriculum covers a variety of programming languages, tools, and projects. Students also learn iOS development and big data, along with web development and more. 

This immersive and in-person coding bootcamp lasts for a total of 16 weeks, in which students spend five days per week learning and working on projects in class.

 

Tuition

The total cost of App Academy’s immersive full-time 16-week coding bootcamp is $17,000 when students opt to pay upfront. In addition to upfront payment, students can also opt to use one of App Academy’s financing or deferred-tuition plans.

 

Curriculum and Schedule

Students attend classes from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM with an hour break for lunch. Lecture time, when students learn new concepts and programming languages, takes place from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. At noon, students are given an hour-long lunch break, which they can also use to complete classwork. For the rest of the afternoon, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, students spend time working together to solve coding programs. App Academy calls this time ‘pair programming,’ and students use it to master the concepts and languages learned during the daily lectures. Students can also take online classes independent of the campus.

 

The App Academy curriculum covers many aspects of software engineering. The school broke its curriculum up into multiple segments and subsegments. For the first two weeks, students begin by learning Ruby and object-oriented design, using File I/O, basic algorithms, and data structures. Next, they move on to advanced object-oriented design, Ruby II, test-driven development, RSpec, intermediate algorithms, advanced data structures, and more. Students also learn more web development languages, including SQL, basic, and JavaScript. App Academy also teaches basic querying, MVC architecture, and more during this time. 

 

The second block of classes, between weeks 4 and 13, features this bootcamp’s immersive web development program. Students begin with JavaScript II, CSS, jQuery, Ajax, event-driven programming, interfaces, Redux architecture, and many additional web development languages and tools. This block of classes also covers application development, along with two full stack programming projects. The final two weeks of the program are reserved for algorithms and interview prep. 

 

App Academy also publishes job placement statistics and information. 

 

Outcomes

To date, this bootcamp has over 2,500 alumni, and features a 98% job-placement rate post-graduation. App Academy also keeps tabs on graduate salaries, and reports that New York City grads (who accepted a full-time offer in the city within a year of graduating in 2016) earn an average base salary of $89,000 per year. App Academy graduates work at Amazon, Facebook, Google, Braintree, Intuit, Uber, Slack, Oracle, Pivotal Labs, Tumblr, Vimeo, Stripe, and more. App Academy has received over 70,000 applications since its inception.

 

Flatiron School

The Flatiron School is located on the second floor of 11 Broadway in New York City. This coding bootcamp offers immersive software engineering, UX/UI design, and data science programs at its Broadway campus in the city. The school has over 3,600 alumni to date. The Flatiron School’s New York City campus offers several student amenities in addition to traditional coursework. In addition to the on-campus courses mentioned above, students can choose to take classes online. This school also offers preparation courses to bring students up to speed on the material they’ll learn in the main bootcamps.

 

Tuition

The Flatiron School’s total upfront tuition is $17,000, and the school offers multiple payment options. In most cases, paying upfront is the least expensive option, but students can also cover tuition with monthly payments (starting at $529/month for 36 months and $1,000 down) or the Flatiron School’s income share agreement.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

The Flatiron School’s three coding bootcamps vary in length, but students are in class from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The software engineering and data science bootcamps take 15 weeks, but UX/UI (user experience/user interface) design program takes 24. The UX/UI bootcamp takes longer because of the extra design-related topics embedded in the curriculum. The online bootcamps offered by the Flatiron School are self-paced and take up to 15 months to complete for part-time students. The Flatiron School curriculum varies based on the topic. The software engineering bootcamp begins by covering object-oriented programming. Initially, students will also learn Ruby, SQL, Sinatra, JavaScript, and front end frameworks (Redux and Rails), and product management. Throughout the program, students will work on projects, some of which are relevant for portfolio building. Towards the end, students will receive career services and finish up their portfolios. The UX/UI design program initially covers UX, UI, IA and IxD design, then gives students an opportunity to focus on user interface or user experience. After picking a focus area, students will continue to learn and work on field-related projects. The data science bootcamp covers data structures, relational databases, Python, SQL, NoSQL databases, MongoDB, HTML/XML, CSS, JSON, APIs, and other field-related topics. Towards the end of the program, students learn about probability, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and sampling. With these new skills, final projects and career services finish up the course.

 

Noble Desktop

Noble Desktop is a New York City-based coding bootcamp which offers programming and design courses. Noble desktop is located at 594 Broadway #1202 in New York City. The program offers in-person courses and bootcamps, along with short-term resources. This school offers five coding bootcamps and fuve design bootcamps, with several specialized programs for each main bootcamp topic. Numerous workshops are also available.

 

Tuition

Tuition varies between courses. The full stack web development certificate bootcamp costs $5,490, and front end web development costs $2,995. The data science certificate bootcamp costs $3,195. A computer science bootcamp is available for $2,195. An iOS development bootcamp is available $2,495. Additional specialized and short coding courses cost between $650 and $5,500. Design bootcamps follow the same model. The graphic design certificate bootcamp costs $2,995, with additional bootcamps costing between $975 and $2,000. Web design certificate bootcamp costs $3,800 with more courses available for $650 and $975. Motion graphics classes are available for between $975 and $2,995. A video editing bootcamp is available for $975, and a shorter version for $375. 

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Noble Desktop programs are measured by total course hours instead of weeks. The full stack web development bootcamp runs for 132 hours, and the shorter web development bootcamps run for 72 hours. The iOS development bootcamp runs for 60 hours, and computer science runs for 42 hours. The web design program runs for 90 hours, motion graphics courses run for 18 to 72 hours, and the graphic design program runs for 72 hours. Course curriculum at this school varies, and students have the ability to specialize. For example, the full stack web development bootcamp covers front and backend development languages, but students can choose to specialize in front or back end coding instead. The design bootcamps work the same way, and students have more than a dozen additional course options to choose from.

 

Outcomes

Noble desktop does not publish student outcome or job placement statistics, but they do publish student reviews and testimonials. The site links to reviews on non-sponsored platforms such as Google, which allows students to get a better idea of how others valued their experience in the course. Additionally, Noble Desktop programs offer certificates, and the school is an authorized Adobe training center.

 

Data Science Dojo

Data Science Dojo is a New York City coding bootcamp that offers a full-time immersive data science bootcamp. This bootcamp is short-term and lasts only five days. Data Science Dojo offers additional resources to graduates, including several skill-building webinars and tutorials. Data Science Dojo has over 4,000 alumni working at over 1,000 companies around the world. The five-day program offered by this bootcamp is comprehensive, and requires no prerequisite skills. However, a five-hour prep course is required to secure a spot in the full-time program. 

 

Tuition

The total cost of the Data Science Dojo program is $4,000 upfront, but students have more than one way to pay. In addition to an upfront payment, students can opt for a financing plan. The bootcamp itself offers a loan for $999 down and a $275 setup fee. After paying the fees and down payment, students will pay off the rest of the tuition price with installments of between $166.66 and $175 per month.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

The total course length is five days, or one work week. During this week, students spend around 50 hours in class, and should expect an additional ten hours of homework. Students are in class Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Courses begin after students complete five hours of online pre-course work. The course starts with an introduction and follows with lessons on data exploration and visualization. Students more on to feature engineering, predictive analytics, predictive models, and more. Later, students learn Random forest, boosting, bagging, modeling unstructured data, recommenders, AB testing, and regression. Students also focus more on predictive analysis towards the end of the course and finish off with big data and data engineering.

 

Outcomes

Comprehensive student outcome and job placement information about Data Science Dojo’s five-day program is not available, though the company states that 4,000 alumni work at over 1,000 big companies worldwide. Companies that employ Data Science Dojo graduates include Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Shell, Google, Intel, Facebook, and YouTube.

 

First Step Coding

First Step Coding is a ‘beginner-friendly’ coding school that offers introductory and bootcamp prep courses online to New York City students. The in-person bootcamps are located in San Francisco and Boston. Students can opt for a short or long-term part-time course and use their work to get admitted into one of several First Step Coding partner bootcamps. Partner schools include Rithm School, Actualize, the Flatiron School, Hack Reactor, Launch Academy, Level, Redwood Code Academy, and App Academy. Students who attend the bootcamp prep course can earn up to $1,500 in tuition credit towards one of the First Step Coding partner schools.

 

Tuition

The introduction to coding classes costs $1,499 online for New York City students. The bootcamp prep course offers up to $1,500 off tuition for partner schools, and costs $1,999 online for New York students. At this time, the school does not offer financing plans. The school recommends that students who cannot afford the course start a crowdfunding campaign for their coding education. 

 

Schedule and Curriculum

The introduction to coding course offered by First Step Coding is part-time and runs for four weeks. During this time, students spend Monday and Wednesday evenings (from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST) attending live online classes. The coding bootcamp prep course, which lasts eight weeks, follows the same evening schedule for online students. Both courses cover the fundamentals of web development languages such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. The coding bootcamp prep course offers a project opportunity, where students develop their own custom front end interface. 

 

Outcomes

Students who attend the bootcamp prep course can use their experience to secure a spot at one of First Step Coding’s partner schools. Students can choose between online and in-person courses at the Rithm School, Actualize, the Flatiron School, Hack Reactor, Launch Academy, Level, Redwood Code Academy, or App Academy. First Step Coding doesn’t publish job placement statistics because it is not designed to be a direct education-to-job school. Instead, students can check the job placement and student outcome information for the bootcamp they choose after attending First Step Coding’s prep course. 

 

Pursuit

Pursuit is a New York City-based coding bootcamp fellowship that offers a 12-month software engineering program followed by three years of continued support. The Pursuit program is a registered nonprofit, and only admits students who earn less than $45,000 annually before applying. In addition to the fundamentals of coding, students can choose a 10-week course in either full stack web development or iOS development. After 10 to 12 months, students will look for a job and continue the additional 36 months of training and fellowship.

 

Tuition

There is no upfront tuition cost for Pursuit students. Instead, students fund their education through a post-graduation income share agreement. Students will agree to pay 12% of their income for three years once it exceeds $60,000. Students who do not meet the $60,000-per-year threshold will not have to pay the school back.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

The first 10 to 12 months of the program focus on coding education and a specialized career track. Students can opt for either full stack web development or iOS development, and study their choice for 10 weeks. Students in full stack development will build a web application, and iOS students will build an application as well. Students also learn industry best practices and how to build a resume and portfolio. Job search assistance is offered at the end of the program, and fellowship students are expected to be employed within a year of graduation.

 

Student Outcomes

According to the school, 85% of 300 students found a high-paying job within a year of graduation. The average salary of students before attending the program was $18,000 and increased exponentially to $85,000 after graduation. Former Pursuit students work at big companies such as Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Spotify, Capital One, Pinterest, Buzzfeed, iHeartRadio, and The New York Times.

 

NuCamp

Nucamp is a coding bootcamp with locations in New York City and 6 other states. NuCamp offers 3 coding bootcamps with varying degrees of intensity. NuCamp’s starter bootcamp is a web development course catered to beginners with minimal or non-existent coding experience. NuCamp also offers two advanced bootcamps which cover front end development, full stack development, and mobile development. The NuCamp coding bootcamp serves the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. 

 

Tuition

The least expensive course offered by NuCamp is the web development beginner’s program, which costs $320. The advanced courses are longer and more expensive, starting at $1,260 for the front end web and mobile development bootcamp. The most advanced course is the full stack web and mobile development bootcamp, which costs $1,260. All payment options are upfront. Students can start in one bootcamp and ‘level-up’ to the next one for minimal fees. If a student needs to drop out of a bootcamp, they can retake it for $199. Students can also progress from the front end web and mobile development bootcamp to the full stack web and mobile development bootcamp for $417.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Schedules vary widely between programs. Students who start with the web development fundamentals (beginner) bootcamp spend 4 weeks in class. The longer advanced programs run for 17 weeks (front end web and mobile) to 22 week (full stack web and mobile). Beginners in the web development fundamentals course learn the basics of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. A project-based learning environment is evident in the advanced courses, as the front end course features 12 project opportunities. Additionally, front end and mobile development students will learn Bootstrap, React, JavaScript libraries, React Native, Visual Studio Code, Git, and GitHub. Students in the full stack web and mobile development class learn all aforementioned languages and tools plus backend development with NodeJS, MongoDB databases, and web application architecture.

 

Outcomes

NuCamp intentionally doesn’t publish job placement statistics. Instead, the bootcamp relies on reviews and testimonials. The program offers graduates with 6 weeks of career planning and assistance, which includes resume building and LinkedIn profile creation assistance. According to the bootcamp, approximately 70% of students who attend the courses see it through and graduate. 

 

Byte Academy

Byte Academy is a New York City-based coding bootcamp that offers several python-centered courses, ranging in length from 8 sessions to 24 weeks. Students can choose between Python full stack software development, data science, and an introduction to Python course. Classes are available on campus at 295 Madison Avenue in New York City, or remotely through the online program. Students receive post-graduation benefits through the Byte Academy alumni program. 

 

Tuition

Tuition costs vary a Byte Academy, but students can enroll in the introductory Python course for as little as $500. For the more expensive programs, loans are available through Climb Credit at varying rates. Students can attend an introductory Quant-Algos program for $1,800. The full-time data science program costs $10,000 and the full-time Python full stack program costs $12,950. The part-time Python full stack software course costs $14,000, and the part-time financial technology (FinTech) course also costs $14,000. 

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Courses range in length from 8 sessions to 24 weeks. Students who attend the introduction to Python course will spend Monday and Wednesday in class from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for 8 sessions total. The full-time courses run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, for a total of 12 weeks. Part-time programs run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for 24 weeks, but students only attend classes twice per week. The online course length depends on student pace. The curriculum at this school focuses on Python and its application in various tech industry fields. Students enrolled in the full-length programs have multiple project opportunities, including facial recognition predicting and software building. 

 

Outcomes

Byte Academy focuses on job and interview preparedness throughout the program. The program also introduces students to employers during the 3rd and 4th phases of the program. Students who graduate also receive lifetime career placement support through the Byte Academy alumni network. 

 

Hack Reactor

Hack Reactor, now owned by Galvanize, offers software engineering coding bootcamps in New York City. This particular program is available in full-time and part-time schedules. The immersive 12-week Hack Reactor program features many coding languages. The program also requires rigorous prep work and a pre-course, which beginners and intermediate coders should expect to spend between 10 and 15 weeks accomplishing. Advanced programmers will spend less time completing this part of the bootcamp process. Once admitted to the course, students move through the program at the same pace. 

 

Tuition

Like the data science program, the immersive full-time software engineering bootcamp at Galvanize costs $17,980 upfront. Students can also choose to pay for the course using a financing plan, which the bootcamp offers through SkillsFund and Climb Credit. Scholarships are also available for this course through the Galvanize tuition assistance program. These opportunities include the Optimizely I / Own It Scholarship, the Galvanize Scholarship, and the Veteran’s Scholarship. 

 

Curriculum and Schedule

The full-time immersive software engineering course at Hack Reactor takes place 6 days per week—Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, plus another class on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Students have Sundays off. The immersive software engineering program is offered online and on-campus. This bootcamp covers many common software engineering programming languages and tools. These include the fundamentals of computer science (data structures), JavaScript, CSS, and other full stack web development languages. Students also learn about algorithms, front end, and system design capstone, MVP, and software engineering best practices. The final part of the program is reserved for career services preparation.

 

Outcomes

The Hack Reactor program has over 5,600 alumni and an 87.7% graduation rate. Students who found work after graduation earned an average starting salary of $85,000 in New York City as software engineers. Graduates of this program work at companies such as Apple, Google, Uber, Microsoft, and Linkedin. 

 

Metis 

Metis offers an accredited data science bootcamp in New York City. The full-time program is immersive and has a duration of 12 weeks. This program won Course Report’s ‘Best Data Science Bootcamp of 2019’ award and Switchup’s ‘Best Data Science Bootcamp’ award for three consecutive years. The bootcamp is staffed with experienced instructors from around the New York City area and offers students networking and learning opportunities with local industry leaders. The program is advanced and requires prerequisites before attending. 

 

Tuition

The total upfront cost of tuition at Metis is $17,000. The accreditation of the program offers students with additional payment options as well. It opens the door to traditional financing opportunities, as well as the G.I. Bill and other education funding programs that are usually limited to colleges and universities. There are also several scholarship opportunities for this bootcamp.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Metis requires students to complete 30 hours of prerequisite work before entering the full-time program. Once the prerequisites are complete, students move on to the basics of data science. During week one, students work on linear regression, web scraping, and the design process. During week three, students review statistics and move on to machine learning and communicating results. Later, students learn databases, visualization, big data, deep learning, SQL, algorithms, DBSCAN, and more. The course runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for a total of 400 course hours for the duration of the program. 

 

Outcomes

Metis has multiple corporate partners, which it works with to help students secure employment and networking opportunities in the industry. Metis data science alumni are currently employed at many companies, including Etsy, Apple, Facebook, Spotify, Airbnb, Fitbit, and Grubhub.

 

General Assembly

General Assembly is a New York City-based coding bootcamp that offers three full-time and ten part-time courses on its campus. The school is located at 10 E 21st Street in New York City. The course options at General Assembly are diverse, and the full-time choices include software engineering, user experience (UX) design, and data science. The part-time courses are Python programming, UX design, data analytics, digital marketing, data science, product management, visual design, front end web development, JavaScript development, and react development. The program has multiple payment options and course prices.

 

Tuition

There are over a dozen courses offered at General Assembly—many of which vary greatly in price. The most expensive programs on campus are the full-time software engineering, UX design, and data science courses. The data science bootcamp costs $15,950, and both software engineering and UX design cost $14,950 upfront. The part-time courses range in price from $2,800 to $3,950, depending on the program. Students who decide not to pay upfront have several options. General Assembly is one of the few coding bootcamps currently accepting G.I. Bill payments. Additionally, income share agreements and financing plans are also available.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Schedules and curriculum vary between courses. The immersive full-time software engineering, data science, and UX design courses run from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The curriculum of these courses starts by covering the fundamentals. Students then move into subject-specific training and coding instruction. Finally, students focus on job placement before they graduate. The part-time courses at General Assembly are less intensive than the full-time bootcamps. Students can attend these courses if they need to work a job during the day, as many courses start in the evenings and only last a few hours. 

 

Outcomes

The General Assembly Student Outcome Report illustrated that between 90% and 95% of graduates found a job after attending the course. According to the report, 90.4% of students graduated the full-time programs. Of those who graduated, 65.4% completed General Assembly’s career services program. Within 180 days of graduation, 94% of General Assembly graduates (who completed the CS program) had either accepted a job offer or declined at least three. 

 

Galvanize (Data Science)

The Galvanize coding bootcamp offers a proprietary full-time data science course. Galvanize is based in Financial District of New York City on the 4th floor of 109 Nassau Street. In addition to the flagship data science course, Galvanize also offers a Hack Reactor software engineering program. The Galvanize data science program is designed to be intensive and fast-paced and requires many weeks of preparation to get students up to speed before attending. Once preparation is complete, the data science program lasts 13 weeks. 

 

Tuition

The upfront cost for the Galvanize data science program is $17,890. Students aren’t obligated to pay it all upfront—financing plans are available through the school. Galvanize also offers scholarships to some students. The part-time Python introduction course costs $750, and the introduction to data science part-time course costs $2,500.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Before attending the program, students must complete the preparation work. According to Galvanize, the amount of time spent preparing will vary based on students’ previous experience in the field. Individuals with minimal or intermediate experience should expect to spend 10 to 15 weeks preparing for the course, spending the time both doing prep and working on the pre-course. Advanced students will likely spend much less time meeting the requirements to advance into the full-time program. The beginning of the data science program focuses on the fundamentals of data science. This includes statistical analysis and Python. Students will also learn about libraries such as Numpy, Ccipy, and Pandas. The second part of the course focuses on machine learning. Towards the end of the program, students learn natural language processing and recommenders. The final part of the program focuses on ‘capstone projects’ where students use their skills to find solutions to real-world problems. 

 

Outcomes

To date, the Galvanize data science bootcamp has over 1,500 alumni, some of which working at companies Apple, Google, American Express, Cisco, Spotify, Microsoft, and Oracle. According to Galvanize, the data science bootcamp at its campus has a graduate job-placement rate of 83%, and an average base salary of $97,875. 

 

Code Immersives

Code Immersives, located at 630 9th Avenue (Suite 901) near Times Square in New York City, offers accredited Python development and web development bootcamps. This program features 900 hours of college-level coding courses, designed specifically for veterans and international students. Students who attend the program receive career services and take Amazon’s High Demand Level One Certification Test. The bootcamp is an official Amazon Academy. 

 

Tuition

This program is accredited, so it offers multiple payment options to students. The G.I. Bill is completely accepted at this bootcamp, and the program is an F1 Student Visa-Authorized Course. Additionally, students can use other forms of financial aid normally reserved for colleges and universities. The total upfront cost of the program is $17,995, which is the price of tuition plus additional fees. Students also receive a brand new Apple MacBook Pro for use in the course, which they can keep upon completion. Financial aid can cover 100% of the cost of this accredited coding bootcamp.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

The program lasts 45 weeks in total, and is broken into three phases: the Starter Phase, the Junior Phase, and the Senior Phase. Each phase is 15 weeks long, and the total timeline comprises one academic year. Students spend a total of 900 hours in the course, or 300 hours in each phase. During the phases, students cover different parts of their chosen field. For example, web development students cover the basics (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc) then move onto complex tasks and projects using advanced programming languages and tools. The Python development course is structured the same way, starting with introductory lessons and moving into professional-level programming tasks. 

 

Outcomes

Students spend lots of time working on their careers during this extended program. In addition to Amazon’s exam, students spend time developing portfolios and resumes to increase their odds in the workforce. Students also gain networking opportunities during the course, subject to their own efforts of course. The career services offered by Code Immersive include 1-to-1 time with instructors and practice job interview questions.

 

Fullstack Academy

Fullstack Academy offers full-time immersive software engineering programs, along with a part-time bootcamp at its New York City location. This bootcamp covers JavaScript web and application development, and features many student projects in its ‘Three-Pillar’ curriculum approach. The bootcamp emphasizes pair programming and other team activities throughout its programs. 

 

Tuition

Tuition for the full-time bootcamp is $17,910 upfront, and the part-time program costs $15,980. Some students will qualify for a $1,000 scholarship opportunity, and financing plans are also available. The part-time program requires $2,000 upfront before beginning the course, along with a bulk payment of $13,180 during the first week of classes. Students also pay an additional $800 at the end of the program. 

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Students begin the course focusing on JavaScript fundamentals. After, students move on to more complicated tasks, including application development. During the later phases of the program, students will learn about APIs, databases, and more. The full-time course lasts 13 weeks, and classes run Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM, with a 90-minute midday break for lunch, rest, and fitness activities. The part-time program starts with 4 weeks of self-paced work, and 15 weeks of part-time on-campus classes. Students spend the final 5 weeks working on projects and career placement practice. During the last few weeks of the full and part-time bootcamps, students work on guided team projects (with 3 or 4 additional students), a personal project, and a capstone project at the end.

 

Outcomes

Fullstack Academy alumni work at manby large tech companies including Facebook, Amazon, Dropbox, NYSE, Adobe, American Express, Google, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and more. Students spend time doing interview prep with more than a dozen technical questions. Students also build a resume, portfolio, LinkedIn profile, and a GitHub profile. 

 

Columbia Engineering

New York’s Ivy League Columbia University offers several coding bootcamps through its engineering school. The university partnered with Trilogy Education Services to create a full stack web development bootcamp, a cybersecurity bootcamp, a data analytics bootcamp, and a financial tech (FinTech) bootcamp. Trilogy Education, which helped design the curriculum of these programs, has other coding bootcamps all around the country (and several in Europe and Australia). Columbia Engineering’s bootcamps are available in part-time and full-time schedules, depending on the course.

 

Tuition

All programs at Columbia Engineering cost $12,995 for the duration of the course. Students can pay upfront, seek a third-party loan, or finance the cost of tuition with Columbia’s interest-free payment plan. The university also offers early enrollment pricing and scholarship opportunities for some students.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

The data analytics, cybersecurity, and FinTech bootcamps are available part-time only, while the full stack web development coding bootcamp is available both part and full-time. Columbia’s part-time programs run for 24 weeks. Students spend 2 weekdays on campus from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and attend an additional course on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The full-time course runs Monday through Friday, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for 12 weeks total. Coding students learn staple web development languages such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, along with advanced front and backend coding. Data analytics students spend time with some of the same languages, but also learn Python and other data-management languages. Cybersecurity students focus on systems and ethical hacking, and the FinTech program covers Python and financial software. 

 

Outcomes

Trilogy Education Services, the organization that plays a part in designing and managing these bootcamps, does not publish student outcome statistics at this time. The bootcamp does offer several career assistance programs to students free-of-charge. These services include practice interviews, portfolio-building projects, resume reviews, career coaching, and more. 

 

Wagner College Bootcamps

Wagner College, located on Staten Island, New York, offers coding bootcamps to students and non students. The primary courses available through the school include a 16-week web development bootcamp and a 24-week cybersecurity bootcamp. Students learn a variety of coding languages in both courses, and each comes with a money-back job guarantee. Students attend each program part-time, and each course covers a dense curriculum with varying degrees of intensity. 

 

Tuition

Students can pay upfront if they choose. Upfront tuition prices vary between the courses. The part-time web development bootcamp costs $7,900 upfront, and the part-time (and longer) cybersecurity course costs $8,900 upfront. Students can also choose one of several alternative payment plans, including an income sharing agreement. The school offers a variety of deferred tuition plans, scholarships, and financing options. Additionally, the money-back guarantee provides students with a tuition refund if they can’t find a job within 6 months of graduation.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Students enrolled in the 16-week web development bootcamp spend 20 to 30 hours per week in class. Cybersecurity students spend 24 weeks in the course, but only attend classes for 15 to 30 hours per week. The purpose of the part-time program is to allow busy students to continue working, attending classes, or taking care of other unrelated obligations. The web development bootcamp covers a wide range of coding languages, from HTML and JavaScript to Python and Bootstrap. Students in the web development course develop working web applications and solve real coding problems during the course. Cybersecurity students start out with the fundamentals and some simple coding, but move on to advanced programming and ethical hacking.

 

Job Placement

Wagner College offers a job guarantee and income sharing agreements, which incentivises the school to ensure high job-placement rates for students. Students aren’t promised a job–instead, they’re promised their money back if the program fails to return the value that students invested in it. The job guarantee applies to students who, despite their best efforts, are unable to find relevant employment within 6 months of graduation. Full details for the job guarantee are available on the Wagner College Bootcamp website.

 

TurnToTech

TurnToTech offers full-time immersive and part-time introductory iOS and Android development courses in New York City. The full-time programs at this bootcamp feature a dense curriculum and numerous project opportunities for students. The duration of the programs ranges from 8 to 16 weeks, and students graduate with portfolio projects and career services. The school is licensed and overseen by the State of New York and its Education Department.

 

Tuition

Tuition prices are available upon request from the bootcamp. Students have multiple ways to pay, as the school has several loan partners. Skills Fund offers loans between $2,000 and $18,000, plus a maximum of $6,000 in living stipends. Meritize also offers loans to TurnToTech students, covering living expenses and offering discounts for good high school or college transcript grades. Climb Credit also offers loans, and accepts cosigners. Climb credit also allows prepayment without penalties. The part-time introductory courses cost $3,000.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

The full-time courses at this bootcamp run for 16 weeks. Enrolled students will attend classes from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Part-time courses run for only 8 weeks. The full-time courses are rigorous, and both begin with fundamental programming language training (Swift for iOS, and Java for Android). Students then move on to complex projects, developing entire applications from frameworks and from the ground-up. Student project demonstrations are available on the bootcamp’s website. Students complete a final project, and will have nearly a dozen to fill their portfolios by graduation. 

 

Outcomes

For the full-time courses, TurnToTech offers career placement counseling and services. The full-time courses enable students to develop apps on their own, but the program is designed to help graduates qualify for full-time roles in the application development industry. TurnToTech alumni work at large companies such as Buzzfeed, Viacom, and Soundcloud. 

 

Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper is an all-women coding bootcamp operated by Fullstack Academy in New York City. This program offers an immersive 17-week software engineering bootcamp, along with deferred tuition plans and comprehensive job placement statistics. Students at Grace Hopper go through a multi-step application process that involves an assessment and an in-person interview. 

 

Tuition

The total upfront tuition cost at Grace Hopper is $19,910. The program offers a deferred-tuition plan for all students who intend to become full-time software developers after graduation, along with a refund for students unable to find employment. The deferred tuition plan is not available for students who don’t intend to seek employment immediately after graduation. The deferred tuition plan requires $3,000 down, and payments cease until the student is employed in a full-time software engineering position. Students will then pay the remaining $16,910 in 9 installments.

 

Curriculum and Schedule

The program begins with 4 weeks of self-paced pre-work. Once complete, students proceed to the bootcamp for the full 13-week course. Students learn a variety of coding languages, along with data structures, frameworks, and application development. Additionally, students learn databases, SQL, program management, and Git. The main coding languages in the program include JavaScript, Python, and more. Students also learn about React frameworks, front end architecture, and backend architecture.

 

Outcomes

Grace Hopper is a founding member of CIRR, and publishes 100%-inclusive student outcome data. With no students omitted, the total job placement rate after 180 days (post-graduation) is 94.3%. Before 180 days, 84.9% of graduates are already employed. Before 180 days, 15.1% of graduates were still searching for full-time work, but that number fell to 5.7% after the 180-day mark. Grace Hopper graduates work at major tech companies including Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Google, American Express, and Spotify. 

 

Best New York City Non-Coding Bootcamps

 

Even though coding bootcamps are the primary type of bootcamp, people looking to change their careers can still attend these programs for many other topics. These days, sales and product management bootcamps are very popular. Technology sales companies and other high-tech organizations need talented employees, so many people are drawn to these courses as a chance to tap into industry growth. Here are the best non-coding bootcamps in New York City.

 

The Product School

The product school is a New York City-based career education program centered around the product management field. Specifically, the program is designed to educate students for a product management position in the tech industry. This program offers three separate bootcamp courses, all of which focus on a different area of expertise. They include product management, full stack product management, and product leadership. Each course lasts 40 hours, and students receive a completion certificate once they graduate.

 

Tuition

Tuition prices vary across the board. As of August 2019, the Product School offers discounts on two out of three courses. The lowest-priced course, which is product management, costs $3,999. The full stack product management course originally cost $7,999 but was recently marked down to $6,999. The costliest course on the list is product leadership, which the Product School marked down from $11,999 to $9,999. The school offers payment plans for the product leadership and full stack product management courses. The full stack management and product leadership courses start at $179 and $249 per month, respectively. Both programs offer interest-free financing for some students.

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Class schedules vary, but each course is part-time and lasts four months. Class schedule options include 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays, or 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students are given multiple options to help fit the program into their schedules. The curriculum of each class also varies, but product management (and best practices) are the primary topics of study in these courses.

 

Outcomes

The Product School doesn’t explicitly share job placement and student outcome statistics, but it does share some student outcome information. The Product School is a popular destination for professionals looking to gain additional skills and certifications, especially for internal promotions or career advancement. According to the Product School, program graduates work at big-name tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Netflix, Apple, Amazon, PayPal, Spotify, Airbnb, and Uber.

 

Technosoft Academy

While the courses at Technosoft Academy in New York City do include some coding, the school is primarily a technology career-training bootcamp. The program offers several immersive part-time programs in QA Automation and product management. The school also offers an immersive part-time online QA Automation bootcamp, which offers many of the same resources for remote students. 

 

Tuition

The primary QA Automation immersive bootcamp costs $4,500 upfront. Students also have financing options to reduce the financial burden of tuition. For the main immersive in-person QA Automation course, financing plans start at $138 monthly for 3 years, or 36 months. Students who opt for the online program save up to $500, paying either $4,000 upfront or in monthly payments starting at $112 for 3 years. The product management course costs $3,500 upfront, but financing options are slightly different. Students can pay for the product management course in three equal monthly payments starting at $1,167 per month. 

 

Schedule and Curriculum

The in-person QA Automation immersive bootcamp lasts 5 months, and runs on a part-time schedule. Students attend class on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, or from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The online remote QA Automation runs from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM or 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The product management course is the shortest, running only 8 to 10 weeks. Product management students attend class from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesdays and Fridays. The QA Automation course focuses on Java programming, and dives into full stack test automation frameworks and tools. The product management program covers the fundamental elements of the job, and strategies to ensure a successful release cadence. 

 

Job Placement

Technosoft Academy offers career placement support to students. The dedicated marketing team at the bootcamp helps students market themselves to employers, and students have project opportunities to use in their portfolios. Resume building activities are also available, and students practice interviewing before heading out into the workforce. Career counseling is also available to students at the end of the program. 

 

Product Gym

The Product Gym is a New York City-based product management bootcamp that trains professionals for a career advancement or transition. The 6-week program covers the fundamentals of product management for the tech industry. Students spend weekends in the course learning each step of product management, and collaborating with peers to build roadmaps from scratch.

 

Tuition

The total price for the 6-week program is $3,500. This upfront tuition price covers the entire program. Students can seek third-party tuition assistance through loans, though the program does not currently offer comprehensive financing plans or income share agreements. 

 

Schedule and Curriculum

Classes take place on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM, at the Product Gym’s 1412 Broadway (21st floor) location in New York City. The program begins by covering the basic aspects of product management, which is necessary for students with little experience in this specific field. Early curriculum includes product development lifecycle. Students learn the timeline between the release of the technology product, required maintenance, roadmaps, and business and market analysis.

 

Outcomes

The Product Gym does not publish job placement or student outcome statistics. The program is designed for professionals with industry experience who are seeking to increase their skill set and advance existing careers, or to transition from one professional career into another (product management). 

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