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Coursera

Course Marketplace

8.8
10
Our winner
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Treehouse

Education Company

7.8
10

Coursera vs. Treehouse - 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.

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Treehouse is an online learning platform that offers courses in web design, web development and mobile development. With a focus on practical skills, Treehouse provides interactive coding exercises and projects to help learners build real-world applications.

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

Treehouse membership

Access to the Treehouse course catalog

$20 - 50 USD per month
PERSONAL

Treehouse TechDegree

Go through a guided curriculum and work towards becoming job-ready in a tech discipline, like Frontend Development or UX Design. Get project and peer reviews, access to an exclusive Slack community and 1-on-1 career support

$200 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
  • Practical skills focus
  • Techdegrees with great learning support
  • Cons
  • Limited course variety outside of tech-related topics
  • Techdegrees are rather expensive

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
7000+300+
Popularity

Very popular

Relatively niche

Available categories
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingAffiliate MarketingAppleArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBeauty & MakeupBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness Law
Business StrategyProgramming LanguagesWeb DesignWeb DevelopmentGame DevelopmentMobile Development
Available languages
EnglishMandarin ChineseSpanishFrenchRussianPortugueseGermanJapaneseKoreanItalian
English

Evaluation

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Full score
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Course catalog
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Affordability
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Career value
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Customer support
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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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Ios
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Android

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Company

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Company name
Coursera Inc.Treehouse Island Inc.
Company size

Large

Small

Founded in
20122011
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Andrew Ng, Daphne KollerRyan Carson, Gillian Carson, Alan Johnson
External reviews
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App Store
4.8117700 reviews
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Play Store
4.8239000 reviews
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Trustpilot
1.8458 reviews
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Trustpilot
3.913 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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Treehouse focuses on tech skills, with both their course subscription and Techdegree programs including access to their library of courses. We like that you can choose between the cheaper, self-service subscription or the more expensive Techdegree programs which come with learning support and a more tailored learning experience. Overall, their course offering isn't as extensive as that of some of their competitors, so if you're looking for more niche courses you might not find them on Treehouse.

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