NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Flatiron School, an accelerated learning program for web and mobile development, announced the results of the second annual Flatiron School Jobs Report. The 2015 Report, examined by MFA - Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP, showed that Flatiron School has maintained its graduate job outcomes every year since the school has been founded, indicating 98 percent of graduates were employed after finishing the program at an average starting salary of $74,447.
With the Obama Administration's launch of TechHire, a coalition of schools signed a letter to President Obama pledging to release audited outcomes data. Flatiron School is the only institution that has upheld that pledge to date for the second year in a row. The report examined graduation and employment rates among the school's graduates from the past 12 months, providing a comparison to past years and across program types.
"We are in an environment with rapidly increasing higher education costs, opaque student outcomes, and a technical skills gap. To better meet the needs of students today, we've seen a proliferation of new technical education programs with support from the federal government in form of the new EQUIP program. This makes it more important than ever to provide transparency and accountability surrounding outcomes data," said Adam Enbar, co-founder and CEO of Flatiron School.
Outcomes Across Diverse Student Groups
The report includes data from students across diverse demographics, including women and underrepresented students trained through a partnership with the City of New York, called the NYC Web Development Fellowship.
In 2015, women represented nearly 40% of all graduates of Flatiron School, as compared to 18% in a typical four-year Computer Science program. Graduation rates, time to job placement and average starting salaries for women are all consistent with the overall averages of male graduates. The average permanent salary for women was $74,957, an increase from 2014.
In 2015, low-income New Yorkers represented 24% of all graduates of Flatiron School. Graduation rates, time to job placement and starting salaries for these students were consistent with the overall averages for all 2015 graduates. Of these low-income students, more than half had not earned a college degree. After completing paid apprenticeships with companies like Microsoft, Kickstarter, Foursquare and MasterCard, these graduates are now earning an average of $76,875 in full-time roles.
Outcomes Through Open-Source Curriculum
Flatiron School graduates complete 800 hours of rigorous, market-aligned curriculum and applied learning that prepares them to earn highly competitive technical jobs.
In 2015, Flatiron School launched Learn-Verified, a fully-online program that provides access to all 800 hours of curriculum with professional software development tools, an open-sourced curriculum, and community support.
"With costs of higher education skyrocketing, Flatiron School has made significant investment in technology and infrastructure to achieve consistent outcomes for all our students while widening access across varied demographic groups," Enbar said.
To find read the full Flatiron School 2015 Jobs Report, please visit: flatironschool.com/jobs-report-2015
About Flatiron School
Flatiron School trains creative, passionate people in web and mobile development. Established in 2012 by founders Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum, 99% of Flatiron School's adult graduates have launched careers at companies like Google, Intel, and Microsoft. All classes are facilitated by highly skilled instructors. Flatiron School is a recognized partner of NYC Department of Small Business Services, creating opportunities for all New Yorkers.
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