Bellevue-based Coding Dojo announced Wednesday it produces more graduates each year compared to the nation’s largest computer science program at a four-year higher education institute.
The premier coding school for aspiring software developers graduated 811 at its campuses, and an additional 176 from its online program, for a total of 987 graduates in 2016. That’s 112 percent more than the University of California at San Diego, which reported the most students in the country had completed undergraduate computer science degrees with 465 graduates in 2016.
In 2017, Coding Dojo projects it will have 1,178 in-person graduates and 474 online for a grand total of 1,652 graduates.
“While the volume of graduates from CS (computer science) programs and boot camps certainly speaks to demand, I’m most proud of the fact that together we’re making significant progress in filling the developer shortage,” Coding Dojo COO and CFO Jay Patel said. “Although the U.S. government projected a couple years ago 1 million more computing jobs than computer science graduates by 2020, I fully expect new STEM initiatives coupled with traditional CS (computer science) programs to make huge dents in this gap.”
In 2016, Coding Dojo started off the year with campuses in Los Angeles (opened in late 2015), Seattle-Bellevue area and Silicon Valley. It added campuses in Dallas in March, Washington D.C. in June and Chicago in September 2016. The below compares Coding Dojo’s 2016 graduate totals for its original two campuses, Seattle and Silicon Valley, to the 2016 graduate statistics for computer science bachelor’s degrees at the largest computer science programs in those corresponding markets.
- 248 graduates from Coding Dojo’s Bellevue campus
- 178 undergraduate computer science majors graduated from University of Washington’s Seattle campus
- 261 graduates from Coding Dojo’s San Jose, California campus
- 259 undergraduate computer science majors graduated from Stanford University
“Coding Dojo has experienced explosive growth over the past several years, and we don’t think that’s simply a reflection of the insatiable need for U.S. development talent,” Coding Dojo’s head of curriculum, Speros Misirlakis, said. “We have a unique approach in constantly adapting and customizing curriculum to mirror local job demand, and it shows in the success of our alumni. On average Coding Dojo students earn $26,000 more in their new job following graduation compared to their previous employment.”
In order to get statistics about computer science program graduates at four-year higher education institutes in the U.S., Coding Dojo used data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. When comparing Coding Dojo graduates at local campuses to computer science programs in those markets, Coding Dojo evaluated all schools within a 30-mile radius.
Through more than 10 years of curriculum refinement, Coding Dojo is the only coding boot camp to teach three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program. Since 2012, thousands of Coding Dojo students from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels have been transformed into professional developers who go on to be hired by startups and world-class companies like Amazon, Apple, Disney, Google, JPMorgan Chase and Uber. Coding Dojo has campuses in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Tulsa and Washington D.C. It is one of the fastest growing startups with recognition in rankings like the GeekWire 200.
To learn more, visit codingdojo.com.