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Coursera

Course Marketplace

8.8
10
Our winner
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Mindvalley

Education Company

7.1
10

Coursera vs. Mindvalley - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
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Coursera is an online learning platform that offers courses from top universities and organizations worldwide, like Yale or Stanford. They also offer fully digital Bachelors and Master’s degrees.

Mindvalley logoMindvalley

Mindvalley is an online learning platform that offers courses on personal growth, spirituality and the health of the mind and body. Through its inspiring content, it has become one of the most popular platforms in the self-help space.

Types of courses
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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Regular courses

Self-paced courses for individual learning and skill development. The courses itself are typically free, with certification being offered as a paid addon.

$50 - $150 USDIncluded in subscription
Self-paced
MASTERS DEGREE

Master's Degree

Full master's degree programs offered in partnership with universities.

$10000 - $60000 USD
Full-time
BACHELORS DEGREE

Bachelor's Degree

Full bachelor's degree programs offered in partnership with universities.

$10000 - $80000 USD
Full-time
PARTIAL MASTERS

MasterTrack Certificates

Master's degree-level courses with a path to credit

$2000 - $10000 USD
4-6 months
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Professional Certificates

Job-relevant training programs, from universities and corporations.

FreeIncluded in subscription
3-6 months
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Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

Coursera Plus

Access to a selection of 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs

$35 - 55 USD per month
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PERSONAL

Mindvalley membership

Access to all of Mindvalley’s 100+ quests, as well as their private network and 1,000+ guided meditations & therapeutic sounds.

$30 - 50 USD per month
Pros & cons
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    Pros
  • Wide range of courses
  • Courses from top universities
  • Professional certificates from top companies like salesforce & Google
  • Degree programs are cheaper compared to on-campus degrees
  • Cons
  • Rather expensive subscription
  • Confusing offering, because of all of the different types of courses they provide
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    Pros
  • Wide range of personal growth topics
  • Engaging learning experience
  • Cons
  • Courses can be expensive
  • Limited course offerings

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
7000+100+
Popularity

Very popular

Relatively niche

Available categories
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingAffiliate MarketingAppleArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBeauty & MakeupBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness Law
MeditationPersonal Growth & WellnessSelf Esteem & ConfidenceMental Health
Available languages
EnglishMandarin ChineseSpanishFrenchRussianPortugueseGermanJapaneseKoreanItalian
English

Evaluation

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Full score
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Affordability
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Career value
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Usability
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Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
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Android
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Company

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Company name
Coursera Inc.Mindvalley Sdn Bhd
Company size

Large

Medium

Founded in
20122003
Headquarters

United States

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Malaysia

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Founders
Andrew Ng, Daphne KollerVishen Lakhiani
External reviews
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4.8117700 reviews
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4.8239000 reviews
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Trustpilot
1.8458 reviews
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4.62300 reviews
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4.6162000 reviews
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4.36888 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
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Coursera offers a great range of online learning products, which means that almost anyone can find a fitting course on their platform. We particularly like the huge catalog of free courses they offer, where you only need to pay if you want the optional certification. They also offer full degrees, which makes them one of only a few providers that offer Bachelor's and Master’s degrees online. While their overall offering might be a bit confusing sometimes, we can fully recommend Coursera for all students looking to obtain career-relevant skills.

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Mindvalley offers a unique collection of courses on spirituality, mindfulness and health, created with popular figures from the space. We like that the courses have a consistently high quality and come in easily digestible bite-sized formats. Overall, we recommend Mindvalley for students that want "life advice" and courses that are inspirational, rather than just practical. If you're looking to acquire more concrete skills, other platforms might be better suited for you.

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