How did local Flatiron School grads fare in their job searches in 2018?

The growing coding school graduated 48 students in D.C. in 2018, and reports a 100% job placement rate for technologists post-graduation.

A Flatiron School campus. (Courtesy photo)
Update: This article's first sentence has been updated for clarity. (12/16/19, 9:35 a.m.)

Every student who graduated from Flatiron School’s D.C. program in 2018 landed a job, apprenticeship, internship or contract position, the prominent coding school reports.

Flatiron shared this and some other key employments findings in its annual Jobs Report.

The report shares insights about how many students graduated from the NYC-based company’s online and on-campus programs, the time it took to connect students with a job post-graduation, average salary and more. Unlike past years when the report only shared New York findings, this year, the coding school includes information from programs it runs in cities worldwide.

“Our goal is not only to help students find meaning in their jobs, but also to show how education can empower people to build a new kind of life for themselves and their families,” Flatiron School founder and CEO Adam Enbar said in a statement. “That is how communities move forward. The return on investment on higher education should be as calculable as anything else.”

The 2019 edition of the report shares employment statistics from Flatiron School’s 769 students who completed a program between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. The report was audited for transparency by Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP, an M&A advisory services company.

Flatiron School’s 100% job placement rate in D.C. includes its 48 students landing full-time salaried positions, internships, apprenticeships, freelance roles and contracted positions, according to the school. Overall, nearly 50% of these students accepted a job offer within 30 days after graduation, and all landed a position within the year.

Download the report

Some other key D.C. findings include:

  • Students who landed a full-time, salaried position make an average of $71,582 a year.
  • The average hourly rate for students who landed a full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship or freelance position earn $38 an hour.
  • 81% of students accepted engineering job offers.
  • 8% of students accepted positions in technical teaching.
  • 21% of students work at large companies that have more than 500 employees.
  • 38% of students now work at small businesses.

This report comes about a month after the news broke that Flatiron, which was acquired by WeWork in 2017 for $28 million, laid off dozens of employees — about 9% of its total workforce. It’s not clear if D.C.-area workers were affected; Business Insider reports that most laid off staffers were based at Flatiron’s headquarters.

The coding school’s local outpost is hosting a Capture the Flag workshop for aspiring hackers to test their skills in a safe and controlled environment this Saturday, Dec. 14. More details here.

Companies: Flatiron School

Before you go...

Please consider supporting to keep our independent journalism strong. Unlike most business-focused media outlets, we don’t have a paywall. Instead, we count on your personal and organizational support.

3 ways to support our work:
  • Contribute to the Journalism Fund. Charitable giving ensures our information remains free and accessible for residents to discover workforce programs and entrepreneurship pathways. This includes philanthropic grants and individual tax-deductible donations from readers like you.
  • Use our Preferred Partners. Our directory of vetted providers offers high-quality recommendations for services our readers need, and each referral supports our journalism.
  • Use our services. If you need entrepreneurs and tech leaders to buy your services, are seeking technologists to hire or want more professionals to know about your ecosystem, has the biggest and most engaged audience in the mid-Atlantic. We help companies tell their stories and answer big questions to meet and serve our community.
The journalism fund Preferred partners Our services

Join our growing Slack community

Join 5,000 tech professionals and entrepreneurs in our community Slack today!


Howard University’s Black Commerce Conference doubles in size for its return on Juneteenth

Welcome to Camp Apple Intelligence

Find out what type of heat wave you’re really in for with NOAA’s HeatRisk dashboard

How AI can revolutionize education's quest for truth

Technically Media