The 10 best online coding boot camps that you can sign up for right now to land a job at a tech company like Facebook or Intel

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The 10 best online coding boot camps that you can sign up for right now to land a job at a tech company like Facebook or Intel

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Now might be the time to learn how to code.

  • Online coding boot camps have experienced a 171% increase in demand over the past year, according to annual reports from Course Report, a careers resource website.
  • A growing list of online schools are offering scholarships and lowering tuition fees amid the coronavirus pandemic, Course Report told Business Insider.
  • We've compiled a ranked list of the top 10 online boot camps, based on Course Report alumni reviews of schools.
  • Flatiron School, for example, offers a wide range of classes from software programming to cybersecurity analytics training, and it shared that graduates have an average starting salary of $72,000 upon completion.
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If you find yourself with more time on your hands because of social distancing, it could be a good opportunity to learn a new skill, like coding.

Around two-thirds of software developers are actually self-taught. In fact, successful leaders like Jack Dorsey and Bill Gates taught themselves how to code.

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You can also teach yourself to code online. Course Report, a careers resource and matchmaking company for people interested in e-learning courses, recently shared with Business Insider that more users are searching for online coding boot camps than ever before.

A physical classroom hasn't been the only place for education for quite some time, and now may be an opportunity for you to upskill while social distancing.

According to a Statista report published in August 2019, more than 23,000 people graduated from coding bootcamps, accounting for 171% growth in online education, since 2018. Online bootcamps cost an average of $13,584 per program enrollment and take about 15 weeks to complete. Graduates reported an average starting salary of $72,058, and typically take jobs as engineers, data scientists, or UX/UI designers, Course Report told Business Insider.

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While online coding classes are cheaper than in-person sessions, Liz Eggleston, cofounder and editor at Course Report, said that these classes may be even cheaper now. Several virtual bootcamps recently announced scholarships for people whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19.

For example, fully remote school Thinkful dedicated $1.5 million to scholarship funds and is offering a 30-day free trial for courses in engineering, data science, and web design. Five other coding programs - like Launch House, Lighthouse Labs, and Promino Tech - are also working to alleviate economic pressures caused by COVID-19 and creating more flexible for current and prospective students.

Business Insider compiled a ranking of the best online boot camps with the highest reviews on Course Report. The reviews are rated by students and alumni in 2019. The 5-star reviews are based on users' assessment of the schools' overall experience, curriculum, instructors, and job assistance.

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Here are the top 10 virtual boot camps, ranked lowest rating to highest.

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