Coding Dojo Review

Coding Dojo bootcamps prepare individuals at all skill levels for careers in software development, data science, cybersecurity, and other emerging technologies. Students learn in-demand languages and web programming frameworks associated with three development stacks, including JavaScript, Python, SQL, C#, and Java.

Coding Dojo's online and onsite coding bootcamps run for 12-32 weeks. Students can enroll at various brick-and-mortar locations in cities across the country, or take a full-time or part-time program online.

More than 6,000 students have graduated from Coding Dojo since it began offering bootcamps in 2012. Additionally, 89.1% of the bootcamp's 2019 graduates secured employment within 180 days of finishing their bootcamp, according to Coding Dojo's student outcomes report. Graduates have found employment at large tech companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, LinkedIn, eBay, and Facebook.

Read on to learn more about Coding Dojo courses, admission requirements, payment options, and student outcomes.

Coding Dojo Courses

Coding Dojo offers two full-time programs and six part-time programs, all of which are fully online. All students, including online, enjoy live, immersive instruction; mentoring and career services; and a robust employment network. In addition to Coding Dojo's full-stack development, data science, and cybersecurity bootcamps, the company also maintains an introductory workshop in web development and four self-paced courses in Python, Java, MERN, and C#.net.

Data Science Part-Time Bootcamp true
  • Cost: $5,995
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Part Time
  • Length: 12 weeks

This program explores data science and machine learning using Python, from data preparation through data visualization. Course topics include statistical inference, uses of dimensionality reduction, and foundational Python programming. Students graduate with a full portfolio of projects reviewed by Coding Dojo's expert instructors.

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Full-Stack Software Development Bootcamp true
  • Cost: $8,995-$16,495
  • Learning Format: In Person, Online
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 14 weeks (Full Time), 16-32 weeks (Part Time Online)

This three-stack program covers both front-end and back-end development. Covered course topics include programming basics, web fundamentals, and languages like Python, Java, and HTML. Students enjoy one-on-one mentor instruction, as well as lifetime access to career services after graduating.

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Intro to Web Development Workshop true
  • Cost: Free
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Part Time
  • Length: 2-3 hours

This free workshop is a beginner-friendly course into web development and programming. Students start with several introductory topics, including basic coding languages, front-end and back-end development, and HTTP request and response. The course culminates with a pre-built web-based game that helps students learn basic coding skills and concepts.

Self-Paced Coding Bootcamps true
  • Cost: $1,950 or $3,850
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Self-Paced
  • Length: 2 months or 4 months

This full-stack program focuses on one stack of your choosing: Python, Java, MERN, or C#. Students have access to the full curriculum including hundreds of hours of videos, quizzes, assignments, and project work. On-demand support and mentoring is also available.

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Online Cybersecurity Bootcamp true
  • Cost: $16,495
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Part Time
  • Length: 24 weeks

This program is a deep dive into the world of cybersecurity, from CompTIA Security+ to CySA+ certifications and beyond. The Online Cybersecurity Bootcamp teaches students critical skills to assist in the identification, assessment, reporting, and mitigation of information security risks. Students also learn how to identify and manage information system vulnerabilities, create effective defenses and preventative measures, and deploy countermeasures against attackers.

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Coding Dojo Admissions Process

Applicants begin the admissions process at Coding Dojo by submitting an online application. After submitting an application, next steps vary by program. However, all of Coding Dojo's programs do not require prior technical knowledge or coding experience.

Coding Dojo's online bootcamps accept both beginners and experienced programmers -- about 80% of Coding Dojo students have no previous web development experience. For every program except Cybersecurity, Coding Dojo does not require applicants to pass a "coding challenge" or technical assessment of any kind.

Coding Dojo Payment Options

Coding Dojo offers multiple payment and funding options to make its bootcamps more accessible to students of all income levels.

true Income Share Agreement

With Coding Dojo's income share agreement (ISA), students make an initial payment of $1,000 and then make no further payments until they have secured a job paying at least $32,000 a year.

After they have found a job, graduates pay 9.5%-9.8% of their income to Coding Dojo for a period of 20-48 months, depending on the tuition amount and repayment cap. Students attending one of Coding Dojo's two full-time, immersive bootcamps who are not a resident of California can apply for an ISA.

However, those interested in an ISA should be cautious -- income share agreements are currently unregulated, and students may end up paying a much higher tuition cost than if they had paid upfront or even through a loan. ISAs often have terms and conditions attached to how graduates conduct their job search and when they must accept a job offer. Make sure to always read the fine print carefully.

Installments

Coding Dojo offers installment plans through Miashare. Choose from several standard payment schedules or work with Miashare to create a custom payment schedule. All installment plans have a 0% interest rate.

Loans

Learners may be able to qualify for a loan through Ascent Funding — a lender specializing in loans for bootcamp students — or through Affirm.

Scholarships

Some students can offset Coding Dojo's tuition cost by applying for $1,000 awards through the Career Reinvention, Military Retraining, Women in Tech, and Diversity scholarship funds. Coding Dojo also offers a Fresh Start Fund, awarding $1,000-$1,500 to students earning less than $40,000 a year who have been impacted by the pandemic.

Upfront

Coding Dojo provides cost savings to students who pay upfront. For example, students who can afford to pay upfront for the onsite coding bootcamp can save $250, paying $16,245 instead of the usual $16,495 tuition.

Coding Dojo Student Outcomes

Prospective bootcamp students often want to know about potential job prospects after graduation. Since the bootcamp industry is new and largely unregulated, it can be difficult to find information about student outcomes that has been reviewed by an unbiased third party.

When researching bootcamps, prospective students should always carefully review outcome data reported directly by a bootcamp. If you have questions about how the data was collected or how the bootcamp defines certain terms and outcomes in its report, don't hesitate to contact the bootcamp.

The information below comes from Coding Dojo's 2020 student outcomes report, which was verified by a third-party auditing firm.

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  • Outcomes From: All Coding Bootcamps
  • Reporting Period: February-December 2019

Graduation Rate
Not Reported

Employment Rate
After 180 Days

89.1%

Median Starting Salary
$72,354

Frequently Asked Questions About Coding Dojo

What is Coding Dojo?

Coding Dojo is an education technology company that offers coding bootcamp offered online and in person for beginning and experienced coders. Coding Dojo specializes in software development, teaching aspiring tech professionals three development stacks to prepare graduates for the workforce.

Is Coding Dojo worth it?

Coding bootcamps are worth it for many looking to get their start in the tech industry. In addition to classroom learning, Coding Dojo provides lifetime access to career services to help students create a professional portfolio and prepare for interviews. Coding Dojo has produced graduates who work for companies like Google, Chase, Uber, Apple, and Disney.

Is Coding Dojo free?

Coding Dojo offers a free introduction to programming workshop that lasts 2-3 hours. However, part-time and full-time intensive programs at Coding Dojo cost $1,950-$16,495. Students can take advantage of multiple payment options to help make the tuition costs more manageable.