Coding Bootcamps in Austin

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Published on August 10, 2021

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Austin may typically be known for its barbeque and live music, but that doesn't mean the town is only about the honky-tonk. In fact, Austin's reputation is growing as a hub for the tech industry.

The increasing footprint of large tech firms in the city makes Austin an attractive location for tech professionals. High-profile tech companies with offices in the city include Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Texas Instruments, and Oracle. Additionally, a burgeoning community of tech startups also calls Austin home.

For tech novices and pros alike, coding bootcamps in Austin offer an affordable and efficient way to develop tech skills. Coding bootcamps can provide a great opportunity for those looking to switch careers or take the next step in an already established tech career.

This guide will help you navigate the different options for joining a coding bootcamp in Austin and provide an overview of the career outlook for bootcamp graduates in the city.

Coding Bootcamps in Austin

Note: COVID-19 may have impacted the learning format of many bootcamps, with in-person programs frequently moving online. Please contact the bootcamp provider or visit their website for more information on current program availability.

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  • Programs Starting At: $12,750
  • Technical Discipline: Web Development
  • Time Commitment: Part Time

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Austin Coding Academy offers bootcamp students a "flipped classroom," emphasizing study outside of the classroom and using class time to build projects and receive feedback. The bootcamp also focuses on tutoring and small group sessions, and uses an e-textbook for continued instruction. The curriculum includes four weeks of career coaching in which students work on resume building, interview skills, and strengthening their online presence.

Austin Coding Academy works with a variety of local Austin companies to help facilitate job placement for bootcamp graduates. In fact, the bootcamp reports that 91% of its grads secure a software development job within six months of program completion. Additionally, Austin Coding Academy offers a tuition discount of $1,000 for those who pay the full cost upfront.

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Austin Community College true
  • Programs Starting At: $6,498
  • Technical Discipline: Software Engineering
  • Time Commitment: Part Time

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Austin Community College's bootcamp lasts 24 weeks and teaches participants HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, and JQuery. Students also prepare to achieve JavaScript certification at the end of the program. The bootcamp is suitable for beginners -- no previous coding experience is necessary to apply. Bootcamp sessions take place in the evenings and on weekends to give working students additional flexibility.

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  • Programs Starting At: $15,000
  • Technical Discipline: Software Engineering
  • Time Commitment: Full Time

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Flatiron School's 15-week full-stack web development bootcamp includes five modules that prepare students for coding careers through labs, coursework, and peer collaboration. Students start with programming fundamentals and then work their way through web frameworks, JavaScript, and more.

Flatiron School partners with the coworking company WeWork to provide even more opportunities for students to connect with local business leaders and innovators. Graduates of the Austin program have gone on to work for companies like IBM and XO Group. According to Flatiron School's 2020 Jobs Report, 86% of software engineering graduates (across all Flatiron School locations) secured a job after graduation.

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  • Programs Starting At: $17,980
  • Technical Discipline: Data Science, Software Engineering
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time

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Galvanize's Python-based data science bootcamp lasts 13 weeks, and covers topics such as statistics fundamentals, machine learning, and data visualization. The software engineering program -- offered through Hack Reactor, a provider acquired by Galvanize in 2018 -- teaches students full-stack JavaScript.

Galvanize offers multiple payment options, including an income share agreement. After an initial $2,000 deposit payment, students owe no tuition for the program until they have secured post-graduate employment with an annual salary of $60,000 or more.

According to data verified by the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting, two-thirds of the graduates from its 2019 Austin data science bootcamp obtained employment within 180 days of completing the bootcamp, and these professionals reported a median salary of $105,000. Additionally, about 81% of the 2019 Austin software engineering program graduates secured employment within six months of graduating, earning a median annual salary of $84,240.

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  • Programs Starting At: $14,950
  • Technical Discipline: Data Science, Software Engineering, UX/UI Design, Web Development
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time

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General Assembly offers full-time and part-time bootcamps in a variety of technical disciplines. As the largest bootcamp in the industry, General Assembly has thousands of hiring partners and alumni across the globe. The bootcamp helps students prepare a professional portfolio of work to aid in their job search, and matches students with a personal coach to create a career plan.

Students can take advantage of multiple payment options, including paying in installments, applying for loans, using GI Bill® funding, and participating in an income share agreement. General Assembly also offers partial scholarships for women and underrepresented minorities in tech.

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Inventive Academy true
  • Programs Starting At: $11,000
  • Technical Discipline: Software Engineering
  • Time Commitment: Full Time

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Inventive Academy's full-stack engineering curriculum is taught by industry professionals and prepares graduates to work with databases, web servers, and cloud concepts. Students learn a variety of languages, including PHP, C#, and JavaScript.

Inventive Academy uses a "layered approach" to learning, building upon each skill and consistently revisiting past coursework to ensure that students have achieved competency. In addition to the tech-based curriculum, students spend time developing their personal brand and preparing for their job search through mock interviews and coaching.

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  • Programs Starting At: $12,495
  • Technical Discipline: Cybersecurity, Data Science, UX/UI Design, Web Development
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time

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UT Austin offers multiple coding bootcamps in partnership with Trilogy Education Services, all of which can be taken on a part-time basis. Upon finishing a bootcamp, students receive a certificate of completion from UT Austin.

The school's web development bootcamp teaches full-stack programming, including instruction in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Students also take part in the program's Project Demo Day -- a networking opportunity that brings in local companies and professionals.

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Accepts GI Bill®

Accepts the GI Bill® as funding for tuition.

Also Available In Person

This online bootcamp also offers in-person options.

CIRR Verified

Student outcomes are verified with the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting. Learn more at cirr.org.

Evening & Weekend Options

Bootcamps are offered during convenient evening and weekend hours.

Money-Back Guarantee

Tuition is refunded if you don't land a job within a given time frame after graduation. Visit the bootcamp website for terms and conditions.

Job Guarantee

Employment is guaranteed as soon as you finish your bootcamp.

Job Placement Assistance

Offers career services to help you land your dream job after graduation.

Start for Free

No deposit is required to get started. Begin your bootcamp for $0.

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Bootcamp Ranking Guidelines

At BestColleges, we believe the best bootcamp is the one that fits your schedule, your learning needs, and your career aspirations. That's why we often present our recommendations in alphabetical order -- because the real best bootcamp is the bootcamp that's best for you.

Our Methodology

The Bootcamp Team at BestColleges has collected data for over 150 bootcamps to help you find the best bootcamp.

At BestColleges, we believe the best bootcamp is the one that fits your schedule, your learning needs, and your career aspirations. That's why we often present our recommendations in alphabetical order -- because the real best bootcamp is the bootcamp that's best for you.

At this time, our recommendation round-ups feature only immersive bootcamps designed to prepare students for job placement upon graduation.

To be included on our lists, bootcamps must meet the following criteria:

  • Must offer at least one bootcamp in the United States.
  • Cannot be free.
  • Must offer at least one bootcamp that is a minimum of 8 weeks long.
  • Must require at least 15 hours of work per week if the bootcamp is part time.
  • Must encourage at least 10 hours of work per week if the bootcamp is self-paced.

Methodology for Recommending Cheap Bootcamps:

  • The bootcamp must meet all of the general criteria listed above.
  • The bootcamp must cost less than $8,000 if it is offered full time, and less than $5,000 if it is offered part time. These numbers were chosen based on data collected by BestColleges in 2020 that determined the average cost of a coding bootcamp is $13,580.

Job Outlook for Bootcamp Grads in Austin

For the second year in a row, the nonprofit tech trade association CompTIA gave Austin the "Top Tech Town" spot in its annual Tech Town Index report. The report based its decision largely on the city's affordable cost of living and high number of available (and soon to be available) tech jobs. Austin has 5,500 startups and tech companies, making it an advantageous spot for tech job seekers.

The report found that more than 100 technology companies moved to Austin in the last two years, adding 4,600 additional jobs in the area. CompTIA also projected that tech employment in Austin will increase 16% from 2020-2025.

Additionally, according to PayScale, the average annual salary for software engineers in Austin is $86,730.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coding Bootcamps in Austin

What is the average salary for a web developer in Austin?

PayScale reports that the average salary for a web developer in Austin is $58,750, and the average salary for the related role of software engineer in Austin is $86,730.

What tech companies could I work at in Austin?

Austin is booming with tech companies, especially in the "Silicon Hills" neighborhood -- Facebook, Apple, and IBM all have office locations there. Austin is also home to over 5,000 startups and tech companies such as RetailMeNot, Blackbaud, Vrbo, and BigCommerce.

Are there free coding bootcamps in Austin?

Intensive coding bootcamps in Austin that prepare you for a career in tech usually come with a cost. However, you can find opportunities to take free short introductory coding courses, especially if you are open to learning online. Many online bootcamps and some coding bootcamps in Austin also offer deferred tuition plans or income share agreements, allowing students to repay their tuition after they have secured employment after graduation.

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