Galvanize is committed to transparency and accuracy in reporting, and adheres to The Galvanize Standard in calculating our placement statistics. With the exception of graduates who do not have authorization to work in the United States, return to an accredited education program, are called into active military duty, are incarcerated, or pass away, all Galvanize graduates are counted in our placement statistics. We feel this gives our prospective students, current students, alumni, and employers the most accurate view into the employment statistics of our graduating classes, by product, and year-over-year.

2014-2016 Placement Rate Data

Graduates Available for Employment Graduates Employed within 6 Months Graduates Not Employed within 6 Months Placement Rate
Web Development 667 578 89 87%
Data Science 495 422 73 85%
Total 1,162 1,000 162 86%

2016 Placement Rate Data

Graduates Available for Employment Graduates Employed within 6 Months Graduates Not Employed within 6 Months Placement Rate
Web Development 395 331 64 84%
Data Science 323* 264** 59 81%
Data Engineering 10 10 0 100%
Total 728* 604 124 83%

* Number is 1 fewer than that audited by 3rd party (EKSH) - after the audit, one individual was found to be not in compliance with graduation requirements within the 2016 reporting year.

** Number is 1 greater than that audited by 3rd party (EKSH) - after the audit, one individual was found to be gainfully employed in a full-time, permanent role.

2016 Salary Data

Average Salary Minimum Salary Median Salary Maximum Salary
Web Development $70,221 $36,000 $70,000 $120,000
Data Science $100,889 $50,000 $97,000 $165,000

2015 Placement Rate Data

Graduates Available for Employment Graduates Employed within 6 Months Graduates Not Employed within 6 Months Placement Rate
Web Development 199 176 23 88%
Data Science 118 106 12 90%
Total 317 282 35 89%

2015 Salary Data

Average Salary
Web Development $77,634
Data Science $113,337

2014 Placement Rate Data

Graduates Available for Employment Graduates Employed within 6 Months Graduates Not Employed within 6 Months Placement Rate
Web Development 73 71 2 97%
Data Science 54 53 1 98%
Total 127 124 3 98%

2014 Salary Data

Average Salary
Web Development $74,174
Data Science $108,989

The process by which we collect employment data starts with the student/graduate, and we make every effort to have the individual confirm - on record - the details of their employment, including salary, location, and role type (part-time, full-time, contract, or permanent). For those records for which we were not able to obtain the digital confirmation from the student/graduate, we use a third party source for verification - including LinkedIn and confirmation from the employer. For our 2016 data, 42% of records were directly confirmed by the student/graduate and 58% of records were confirmed via a third-party source, as detailed above. To calculate the average salaries, only data that has been directly confirmed by the student/graduate went into this calculation.

In compliance with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, the following roles are considered “gainfully employed” and included in the numerator of “Graduates Employed within 6 Months:”

  • Part-Time employment, provided the role requires at least 20 hours per week, and no more than 29 hours per week.
  • Full-Time employment, defined as a role requiring equal to or greater than 30 hours per week.
  • Contract employment, provided the contract last at least 5 weeks in duration. This includes internships that fit that duration requirement.
  • Permanent/Regular employment, with no end-date explicit in the offer letter or employment contract.

All employment data - by Galvanize product and by region/campus - was verified by an independent third-party auditor. You can read the entire engagement letter and report here.

Definitions

Graduates Available for Employment

Is defined as the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment. Graduates are considered unavailable for employment if after graduation they die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students who leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.

Graduates Employed within 6 Months

Is defined as graduates who report that they are gainfully employed (either full-time which over 32 hours a week or part-time which is 32 hours or under a week) within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.

Placement Rate

This number is calculated by dividing the total number of immersive program graduates from 2014 - 2016 who are employed in the field, by the number of graduates available for employment.

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