Coding bootcamp graduates to increase by almost 300% this year

Coding bootcamps are all the rage these days, promising high-demand skills and a high salary. But where’s the number to support the hype? According to a survey from Course Report, the number of bootcamp graduates will nearly triple, from 2,178 in 2013 to nearly 6,000 in 2014. And the majority of them will be fluent in Ruby, taught in 57% of the courses. Course Report was founded in December 2013 by two former LivingSocial employees, Adam Lovallo and Liz Eggleston.

Learning to code is the new Pilates. In 2014, U.S. learn-to-code bootcamps will churn out nearly 6,000 entry-level programmers, according to a new report. That’s almost three times as many graduates as last year, and it’s one-tenth as many graduates as will emerge from undergraduate computer science programs. Also, this figure doesn’t include part-time students of programming learning via online tools like Treehouse and Codecademy. Looks like we’re ramping up for a bona fide coder surplus, y’all. On average, full-time code bootcamp grads train for 10 weeks, paying around $10,000 each for their education. The most commonly taught skill is Ruby. A few thinking technologists have expressed a certain amount of distrust in the learn-to-code movement.

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