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Coursera

Course Marketplace

8.8
10
Our winner
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Pluralsight

Education Company

8.3
10

Coursera vs. Pluralsight - 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.

Pluralsight logoPluralsight

Pluralsight is an online learning platform that focuses on teaching technical skills in a broad variety of subjects. Founded in 2004 by Aaron Skonnard, Keith Brown, Fritz Onion, and Bill Williams, the platform now boasts thousands of courses created by 1,500+ expert teachers.

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

Pluralsight Skills

Access to Pluralsight's library of courses (either their core library with 2,500+ courses, or their full library with 7,000+ courses, depending on the plan).

$25 - 45 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 courses
  • High-quality content
  • Experienced instructors
  • Cons
  • Limited free content
  • Only suited for tech skills
  • More geared towards businesses

General information

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

Very popular

Popular

Available categories
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingAffiliate MarketingAppleArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBeauty & MakeupBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness Law
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness StrategyCommunicationComplianceContent Marketing
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.Pluralsight, LLC
Company size

Large

Large

Founded in
20122004
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Andrew Ng, Daphne KollerAaron Skonnard, Keith Brown, Fritz Onion, Bill Williams
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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4.7642000 reviews
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4.7208000 reviews
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1.6928 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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Pluralsight is one of the online learning platform with a clear focus on helping companies upskill their employees with tech skills. While they do offer their course catalog to consumers as well, many of their main strengths come into play with enterprise customers. We particularly like their extensive library of courses, with a lot of them focussing on very specific technical topics that other platforms might not even have resources for. That means that Pluralsight is a great platform for companies looking to upskill employees and more advanced techies trying to learn new skills. As a beginner, you might be a bit overwhelmed on Pluralsight.

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