Coding Bootcamp or Computer Science Degree?

October 13, 2022

For many people, deciding between a coding bootcamp and a computer science degree can be tough. We would like to lend a hand in comparing programs, and shed some light on key similarities and differences between Codeup and a degree.

Key Differences

1. Time Commitment

Codeup’s programs range from 15 to 20 weeks. They are full-time courses requiring students to be in class from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.On average, a full-time enrollee obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science can expect to commit four years, or 208 weeks.

2. Job Placement

When a student decides to attend Codeup, built into tuition is placement assistance. We have a team dedicated to placing students with jobs in-field upon completion of a Codeup program.*Unfortunately, most colleges and universities do not offer placement assistance. While some schools may facilitate job fairs or share new job listings with students, most efforts do not extend beyond this.

3. Tuition Refund Guarantee

Codeup has a 100% tuition refund guarantee. This means that if our placement team cannot place you with a job in-field within six months of graduation from a Codeup program, 100% of your paid tuition will be refunded to you.*Colleges and universities do not offer tuition refunds for students who are unsuccessful in gaining employment pertaining to their field of study.

Key Similarities

1. Curriculum

For all of our program offerings, we ensure the curriculum consists of updated industry expectations, hands-on experience and taught with a live instructor. Upon completion of a Codeup program, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to obtain an entry-level job in-field. You are given all of the necessary tools to succeed in your new career.Computer science degrees are designed to give students a well-rounded education, complete with all of the resources and knowledge necessary to be successful in the industry. Since universities operate at such a large scale, it can sometimes take time to revisit and update curriculum to industry standards. While the execution may slightly differ, the goal to deliver a quality education is the same.

2. Student Experience/Support Team

Codeup has crafted a student experience team to see you through your journey with us. This team ensures you have everything you need to be successful in a Codeup program, and will also ensure you have support through any personal obstacles that may arise.Our student experience team compares to a college advisor or counselor. The extent of a counselor’s involvement often depends on the college or university, however, the concept of having a support system through your educational journey is similar.The ultimate decision between a computer science degree and a coding bootcamp should be made after careful consideration and weighing of your options. Base your decision on requirements for your personal situation, and select the program that works best with your circumstance.Codeup aims to deliver excellence and give our students a great education and a great experience. We encourage everyone, regardless of age, race, gender identity, experience level or any other defining characteristic to apply to one of our programs, or simply request more information on any programs that may interest you.If you’d like more information, give us a call at (210) 802-0289 and we would be happy to guide you through our process and answer any questions you may have.* Job placement and tuition refund guarantee are currently only available for Web Development and Data Science programs. Click here to read more about our tuition refund guarantee.