Student Success

Code Fellows
Student Success

750 grads and counting

We are immensely proud of our students and their success in the tech industry. They show up to class ready to work hard, and blow us away with their immense diligence, curiosity, and passion.

With the right training, environment, drive, and hard work, anyone can learn to code. Our students bring innovation and a strong desire to succeed, and we bring advanced curriculum, well-trained instructors, and a high-quality learning environment.

We are committed to helping our students get the training and assistance they need during and after their time at Code Fellows.

Read: Code Fellows Awarded SwitchUp's Badge of Excellence

Over $850k in scholarships towards diversity in tech

Since launching our Diversity Scholarship Fund in 2015, we’ve given away over $850k in scholarships to more than 150 students.

Average starting salary: $72k/year

Our alumni’s average starting salary after graduation is $72k per year, with most offers ranging from $60k to $120k.

Out of the full-time offers our alumni receive:

  • 88 percent include benefits of some kind
  • 42 percent include stock or equity
  • 8 percent include a signing bonus
  • 71 percent include health benefits
  • 16 percent included some other perk or benefit, such as fitness stipends, moving allowance, unlimited paid time off, or on-site perks.

Over 400 unique hiring companies

Code Fellows graduates have been hired by over 400 companies in the Seattle tech area and beyond. Below are a just a handful of the amazing companies where our grads are applying their skills.

Companies who have hired Code Fellows graduates

77% of grads have no previous coding experience

With the hundreds of students who have successfully completed our most advanced program, we've seen almost every background imaginable: education, fine arts, social sciences, and everything in between.

Before starting our program, 77 percent of our graduates had no professional coding experience. While our students come from a wide range of backgrounds, the most common industries are Hospitality, Education, Finance, Retail, Engineering, Technology (including QA and IT), and Music.

The average job search is 11.5 weeks

Once students successfully complete their last whiteboard interview and submit their final projects, the job search begins! Some students attend industry events and build their network during their time in Code 401, while others choose to start networking and applying for jobs after they graduate.

Each graduate approaches their job search a little differently, and we're here to help them maximize their efforts. Our team works hard to help prepare our grads for technical and non-technical interviews, and every week, we hear stories of grads landing jobs that they love. Learn more about our career development curriculum »

Looking Ahead

We're excited to watch our grads join great companies and rise to become team leads, senior software developers, and CTOs. Are you ready to find out what a career in software development can offer you?