Thinkful offers a coding bootcamp with a job guarantee. However, they don’t just hand students a job—they provide a number of resources designed to improve student success, with some programs offering zero-tuition until you land a job. Thinkful offers software engineering, full stack web development, data science, data analytics, and product design courses. Students at Thinkful can choose between flexible, immersive, and nights & weekends schedules. The program has excellent job placement statistics and is rated #1 on Course Report.
Unlike many other coding bootcamps, the schedules at Thinkful vary widely. Full-time (immersive) courses run all day, with 50 to 60 hours of study each week. This intensive schedule guarantees that students can graduate in about five months and designed to set them up for careers in tech. The engineering nights & weekends course takes a bit longer, given that students only get around 25 hours of learning time per week. In this program, students graduate in about seven months. The flexible programs for full stack web development, data science, data analytics, and product design run for 30 hours per week, and students can graduate in a reasonable amount of time. The primary benefit of the flexible and nights & weekends programs is that students can continue to work and not have to save five months of income to pay for the course.
Thinkful publishes student outcome and job placement statistics. The immersive engineering program created by Thinkful states that 90% of its students became full-time developers after graduating the program. Further, each course details information about graduate income, including salary increase data. For example, students who graduated from Thinkful’s immersive engineering program earned an average $19,613 more than they did before attending the program.
Thinkful’s data science and data analytics flex programs cost $7,990 upfront, and the product design flex course costs $8,500. The full stack flex program is more expensive, at $9,500 upfront. The full-time engineering program costs $16,000 upfront, and the nights + weekends engineering course costs $12,900. The costliest course on the list is the immersive data science course, coming in at $18,500 upfront.
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