3 signs you’ll soon be attending a coding bootcamp at your college

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It all started as an alternative to the traditional college education. Now they’ve caught the eyes of deans across the country.

Coding bootcamps have been a trending topic in higher education as their focus on job readiness and generous starting salaries has garnered the attention of both college students and career switchers — but those aren’t the only groups that have taken notice.

Colleges are seeing the success of coding bootcamps as well, and are now looking to leverage their ability to get students skilled-up on technical subjects.

Coding bootcamps are the fast-track education option for those interested in becoming a web developer. Originally created to fill the demand for skilled web developers in today’s tech economy, what was once a niche industry has proliferated the general higher education space as a whole, and can now be seen as a competitor to universities. Coding bootcamps are now helping address other in-demand technical careers as well, such as data science and analytics.

In 2015, Course Report reported that the coding bootcamp market grew by 2.4x, to an estimated 16,056 graduates. To put that in context, it’s estimated that there were 48,700 computer science undergrads in 2014.

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