Higher ed technology boot camps

August 20, 2019 | By Kelly Walsh, CIO of The College of Westchester, via University Business

The non-degree granting, for-profit sector of higher education has been experiencing success with coding and other technology boot camps since 2012. Encouraged by that success, both public and private degree-granting institutions have jumped on the bandwagon in recent years. As of 2018, these boot camps were on pace to become a $240 million industry graduating around 20,000 students, according to Course Report.

Boot camps provide each graduate with a certificate of completion, and typically provide a choice of focus. While full-stack coding and web development appear to be the most popular options, some schools also offer data analytics, cybersecurity and even financial technology programs.

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