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Alternative and independent: The universe of technology-related “bootcamps”

Technology bootcamps are often perceived as an avenue to high-paying jobs for those who lack access to traditional postsecondary degree programs. The first independent analysis of the technology-related bootcamp industry, this research report raises questions about the practicality of bootcamps as an alternative to college and a fast track to a lucrative career. Many programs restrict access through selective and opaque admissions processes. In addition, geographic barriers—including in-person attendance requirements and a mismatch between the supply of bootcamps and the demand of employers—and steep tuition rates are all factors that can limit potential students’ access to these programs.

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