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 a given number of days by the total number of graduates from that cohort. We have calculated our placement rate according to the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting’s no-exceptions standard. That means all graduates, regardless of complications—non-job seeking, visa issues, delayed job search—were included in our outcomes. Only those placed at a paid, full-time, programming-related jobs were counted in the numerator as placed. Every graduate, placed or unplaced for any reason, was included in the denominator. This ensures that our placement numbers are straightforward, honest and easily compared with other bootcamps.

  • 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.