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Can a coding bootcamp replace a 4-year degree?

from Education DIVE

Interest in coding bootcamps is on the rise. Course Report projects the growing sector will produce more than 16,000 graduates in 2015, up from less than half of that in 2014. The vast majority of these graduates already had bachelor's degrees. Some were looking for promotions in their current workplaces while others signed up for intensive training to make a career change. President Barack Obama has praised the bootcamp model, highlighting it as an important alternative to a longer, more expensive degree program for adults who want to become more marketable in their job searches. But coding bootcamps are still on the fringe. They don't yet qualify for federal financial aid, though some could soon have access through the U.S. Department of Education's experimental sites program. In many circles, coding bootcamps are still seen as a lesser alternative to traditional computer science degree programs. more


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