Computer Science

Largest Coalition of Coding Bootcamps to Publish Data on Job Outcomes

Fifteen coding bootcamps, or accelerated computer programming programs, have formed a new coalition and announced their commitment to publish student graduation and job placement data in a single, standardized framework. In a move to be fully transparent, the 17-member Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR) is also mandating truth in advertising disclosures on all outcomes data promoted in marketing and admissions materials.

CIRR members will release graduation and job placement data on a semi-annual basis. The first round of results from 2016 will be published on March 29, in accordance with CIRR definitions, documentation and validation requirements. The reporting will be publically available on the individual members’ websites.

The 15 bootcamps that have signed on as CIRR members are:

In addition, Course Report and Skills Fund joined CIRR. The former offers reviews and reports on coding bootcamps, while the latter is an Austin-based student financing and quality assurance entity leading the CIRR effort.

“The power of a high-quality online education is its accessibility — anyone can start learning,” said Darrell Silver, founder of Thinkful, in a statement. “Now, because of CIRR standards, students don't need to take a gamble when they pick a school. Students have realistic, verifiable expectations from the get-go.”

"A common outcomes rubric reduces the burden on future coding bootcampers to wade through scattered methodologies as they compare coding schools. Over the past three years, we've seen various bootcamp trade associations and reporting methodologies emerge, but CIRR is the first to bring a group of high-quality, committed schools together to decide on and enact a common outcomes rubric,” commented Liz Eggleston, co-founder of Course Report, in a statement. “While the coding  bootcamp industry is still relatively nascent, the most successful schools have clearly proven that they can deliver results that their students expect; uniformity across reporting aims to do just that.”

To learn more, visit the CIRR site.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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