|Includes graduation rates||✔||✔||—||✔|
|Includes all graduates in calculations||✔||—||✔||—|
|Separates full- from part-time and short-term jobs||✔||—||—||✔|
|Reports graduates the school itself hired||✔||—||—||—|
|Used by multiple schools||✔||—||—||—|
|Number of pages in report||1||24||3||20|
Includes all graduates in calculations:
Some schools remove students who don't meet their qualifications of "job-seeking". This is a subjective measurement entirely at the school's discretion, and the definition is typically buried in footnotes. While this approach yields much higher placement rates, it doesn't give complete information about students' outcomes.
Full-time vs part-time and short-term:
Schools can increase their placement rates by hiring their graduates themselves, but this practice is deceiving and unsustainable if it involves more than a small number of hires.
Used by multiple schools:
Number of pages:
Long reports make it difficult for students to find and understand the information they need.
"Transparency in outcomes reporting is paramount to the success of the entire programming bootcamp industry. Manipulating statistics is certainly one strategy to boost short term enrollment, but ultimately this sort of scheme develops malignantly, not only rendering the acting school defunct, but damaging the reputation and inhibiting the viability of everyone else in the industry. A strong commitment to outcomes and outcomes reporting was a major influence on my decision to attend the bootcamp I chose. Evaluating each of my options uniformly by viewing them through that lens allowed me to choose the school that was right for me, and in the end, I'm confident that I made the right choice."
- Anthony Peccadillo, CIRR Member School Alumnus