NEW YORK, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Flatiron School, the nation's top coding bootcamp with the longest history of transparent outcomes reporting, released its 2017 annual jobs report, continuing its commitment to providing a high quality, outcomes-focused education that produces life-changing results for its students. Independently audited by Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP, Flatiron School's 2017 NYC Outcomes Report verifies a 99 percent graduation rate, a 97 percent job placement rate across its in-person programs, and a starting salary of nearly $76,000 – and all backed by an industry-first job-guarantee policy.
- Flatiron boasts its strongest outcomes, even as big, early bootcamps close
- Overall job placement rate of 97%, average salary $75,997
- Salary for iOS program graduates jumped to $81k from $75k in 2015
- One in three graduates are women
"Learn to code and get a job. It's a simple theme we have promised to our students since we opened. And to make sure we were keeping that promise and delivering a quality education, Flatiron School made a commitment to transparency and accountability, culminating in our pledge to the Obama Administration's Tech Hire Initiative to follow the strictest possible reporting standards," said Adam Enbar, Co-Founder and CEO of Flatiron School. "The data, examined by an independent auditor, keeps us honest and proves that we continue to deliver a quality education that leads to a high-paying, lifelong career.
Enbar also notes, "We believe that more traditional institutions of higher education can take cues from our ROI-focused approach to teaching and learning, as the value of a college degree continues to be questioned." In response to the success of bootcamps like Flatiron, some colleges have begun offering job guarantees.
To get the full jobs report: flatironschool.com/outcomes.
Celebrating its five-year anniversary in June, Flatiron School has set the benchmark for coding bootcamps with its community-first learning platform, market-aligned open-source curriculum, and outcomes-focused approach to education. Flatiron School has also made a commitment to creating a more diverse tech workforce through partnerships with supermodel Karlie Kloss's Kode With Klossy initiative, which empowers young women to learn to code, and with the New York City Department of Education's Tech Talent Pipeline, through which Flatiron School offered full scholarships to underrepresented, low-income New Yorkers – who made up 26 percent of students in the new report.
"We fervently believe that given the right set of job skills for today's job market, anyone can achieve both financial security and a rewarding career," says Avi Flombaum, Co-Founder and Dean of Flatiron School. "From individuals who completed four years of college to those with a GED who speak English as a second language, our programs – online or here in NYC – guarantee you can learn the necessary skills to achieve success or your money back."
Behind the successful job placement rate are stories of students transforming their lives, starting new careers at some of the top companies in tech, including Microsoft, LinkedIn, Mastercard, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Conde Nast, Spotify and Kickstarter.
About Flatiron School
Flatiron School trains creative, passionate people in web and mobile development on their NYC and online campuses. Established in 2012 by founders Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum, Flatiron School boasts an independently verified 97% jobs placement rate across its programs with adult graduates launching careers at companies including Google, Intel, and Microsoft. All classes at Flatiron School are facilitated by a highly-skilled education team, with in-person immersives requiring a 15 week commitment and self-paced online courses driven by students' schedules. Flatiron School is a recognized partner of NYC Department of Small Business Services, creating opportunities for all New Yorkers.
SOURCE Flatiron School