A job is a great thing to have when you’re young, but there comes a time when you need a full-on career—a place to use your sweet skills in ways that get noticed.
At Devmountain we’ve spent nearly a decade launching thousands into roles that often come with fancy things like cool titles, retirement accounts, and break-room table tennis. (Not to brag.)
But big freaking deal; can’t roughly 97 million colleges say the same thing?
Well, we can prepare people for impressive careers in 16-weeks and don’t have a single career-track program that costs more than $7,900. (Scholarships and financing available.) And we won’t require you to buy an $800 textbook or read The Canterbury Tales to graduate.
We have a track record you can rely on with a price you can afford.
Info accurate as of 10/1/2021. Average tuition taken from 2021 Course Report ($13,584) and Best Colleges ($13,579) surveys. Perspective students should verify.
We all want a better job. (Duh.) The question is do you have the time, money, and support you’ll need to grow your skills so big they can’t be ignored?
It’s About Time. If you’re a rip-the-bandage-off person, our full-time courses can be completed in 16-weeks. If you’re the slow-and-steady type, we have part-time courses that meet evenings and some Saturdays for 24-32 weeks.
We’re Right On the Money. We’re obsessed with lowering tuition, and we must be good at it because most of our students can pay out-of-pocket. If you want more help, we have over 1,000 scholarships available each year and bootcamp-savy lenders we work with often.
We Are Support Animals. You don’t have to be a tech, design, or numbers guru to complete our programs. We start with the basics, regularly review student progress one-by-one, and make plans to swarm those who might need help.
In addition to carefully chosen lectures, video content, and exercises, there is a team of teaching assistants, instructors, student-experience managers, program managers, subject matter experts, and graduate success coordinators who will work hard to make sure you get over the line. (No kidding. Those are all types of people who will work with you during the program.)
With a 90% graduation rate, it’s no wonder our students love us…
“I consider my time at Devmountain to be one of my greatest decisions.”
Graduation rate is comprised of all Devmountain students in cohorts that ended in 2019 and 2020. Rates by program can vary and program changes may have occurred.
We want to be clear that job growth fluctuates with time and region, and people are not all equally qualified for open roles.
We can say the Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts growth for Web Developers, Software Developers, QA Analysts/Testers, Information Security Analysts, Cybersecurity Consultants, Digital Interface Designers, and Operational/Market Data Analysts.
If you want a more detailed answer, we encourage you to do some research on your own and talk to professionals in your area.
Students must be 18 years old by the time their course begins and have a high school diploma (or its equivalent).
There are two ways to answer this question.
First, our programs are designed so that people with basic computer literacy should be able to graduate. For instance, you don’t need to have been coding since the days of Fortran, but you should feel comfortable installing programs and apps on your computer without regularly asking someone for help.
Second, all that said, we aren’t sure why anyone would choose to study something they have no experience with. A little experience with your subject will not only help you complete the course, but it will help you feel confident that you’re studying something you enjoy.
Details will vary by course, but in general we have a mix of online and in-person options that blend live lectures, exercises, video content, group work, and projects.
In most courses we try to prepare you for real working environments by being more hands on in the early weeks of your course, while requiring more self-directed study (with lots of help and resources available) in the last weeks of your course.
Neither we, nor anyone else in the universe, knows this for sure. (If we could predict the future, we’d be too busy getting kicked out of casinos because of our unnatural winning streaks to answer this question.)
We encourage you to look at our published Outcomes Report and research salary information from reputable sources online. Just keep in mind that salaries vary a lot by circumstance and region—a dollar in New York or San Francisco does not have the same buying power as a dollar in Salt Lake or Dallas.
We cannot tell you how much it will cost, but we can tell you how much we will charge. Most of our programs are $7,900. (The exceptions are Software QA, which is $4,900, and Coding Basics, which is just $49.)
However, over 1,000 scholarships are available and many students pay hundreds of dollars less than full tuition.
A minority of students choose to finance their tuition with loans, sometimes including a cost of living stipend. How much those students pay will be affected by the terms of their agreements with the lenders.
Finally, some students may choose to buy new computers or might need to upgrade their internet to complete their course work.
Sometimes we take our best guess, start out on a path, and then realize we don’t like where we’re heading. No biggie.
Each program has a grace period where you can drop and only forfeit the seat deposit portion of your tuition (normally $149). After that, there is a longer prorated refund period. (For specific details on refund policies by course, contact our admissions department.)
Also, students in the Web Development, Python Software Engineering, Java Software Engineering, Data Analyst, iOS App Development, and Cybersecurity programs can change their chosen area of specialization to any other program in the group within the first half of the course.
Applications have three parts.
First, you’ll fill out your personal information, which usually takes around 15 minutes.
Next, you’ll schedule a consultation with an admissions counselor. (This is our chance to make sure you’re a real person and your chance to ask any questions.) This can take 15-30 minutes.
Finally, you’ll complete a skill review, which can give you an idea of whether you’re ready for the program or what you might need to work on first. This is done online and usually takes about 30 minutes.
Once you’ve completed all that, you should receive an admissions decision. At that point, it’s up to you whether you want to move forward and enroll or pursue other options.
Do you have a different question? Well, aren’t you precocious! Feel free to reach out to us any time about any old thing.
We might be crazy, but we think computers are going to stick around for a while. Despite the widespread need for coders, UX designers, QA analysts, and cybersecurity pros, they are still a rare breed.
It can take years and tens of thousands of dollars to earn a four-year degree in computer science or something closely related, and most other bootcamps are charge a lot more, have a lot less experience, or do both.
Devmountain makes leveling up possible.