Notes on Outcomes Data and Methodology

Our outcomes report was constructed with data from current students and alumni. All outcomes are up-to-date as of September 28, 2016, the anniversary of our first cohort start date. For definitions of the metrics used in the report and the methodology used to determine them, see below:

  • Graduation Rate was determined by dividing the number of graduates by the number of enrolled students who showed up to the first day of classes.
  • Placement Rate was determined by dividing the number of students placed at jobs within 120-days of graduation by the total number of non-exempt graduates. Unplaced students within the 120-day placement window are not included in this calculation; those within the window who have found employment are included. In order to qualify as a placed, a graduate’s job must be full-time and programming-related.

  • Exempt Graduates are not included in our placement statistics and include those who have voluntarily opted-out of job-seeking, as well as those who have failed to fulfill our Pathway Program’s requirement of reaching out to three companies per week. It additionally encompasses those who are not United States citizens or authorized to work in the United States. If and when these students obtain authorization to work in the United States, their 120-day job-placement period begins and they are no longer considered exempt from our placement statistics.

  • Average Incoming Salary excludes all students who came into Tech Elevator unemployed (with a salary of $0). Including these students, the average incoming salary would be $25,991.

  • Average Outgoing Salary/Average Salary Increase includes students who have graduated and been placed at jobs. This is a different pool of students than “Average Incoming Salary”, which includes current students, which accounts for why “Average Increase” does not equal the difference between incoming and outgoing salaries.

  • Days to Offer counts the days from graduation (or first day of employment eligibility) until a student’s first offer (not necessarily the offer that they take). For students placed before graduation, their “Days to Offer” are negative.