August 5, 2014
A study released today by Course Report found that 38% of programming bootcamp graduates are women, more than double the percentage of women graduating with bachelor’s degrees in computer science (14.5%).
Here are some other demographic statistics they discovered:
- The mean age of a bootcamp student is 29.
- Students are primarily white (63%), with 18% Asian.
- 14% of students are non-US citizens.
- Most students already have a bachelor’s degree (71%) or a master’s degree (15%), suggesting that bootcamps aren’t serving as an alternative to college.
- Most students were employed full-time (48%) or unemployed (17%) before entering.
Course Report surveyed 432 people from 48 schools, where the average tuition is over $10,000. They only looked at US and Canadian bootcamps that are full-time and in-person, offering 40+ hours a week of instruction. And they focused specifically on programming, not product development, design, or marketing.
Happily, after the program, 75% of graduates ended up with full-time employment using the skills they learned at the bootcamp.
Read Course Report’s earlier study: These Are the Top Programming Languages Taught at Bootcamps.
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