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Coursera

Course Marketplace

8.8
10
Our winner
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Udacity

Education Company

8.2
10

Coursera vs. Udacity - 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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Udacity is an online learning platform popular for its "Nanodegree" programs. The courses on the platform focus on skills for the tech sector, ranging from software development to cybersecurity and digital business.

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

Udacity membership

Access to all Nanodegree programs, project reviews, and career services

$200 - 250 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
  • High-quality courses
  • Great learning support
  • Career services available
  • Cons
  • Expensive subscription
  • Only tech-related courses

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
7000+400+
Popularity

Very popular

Popular

Available categories
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingAffiliate MarketingAppleArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBeauty & MakeupBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness Law
Data ScienceMobile DevelopmentProgramming LanguagesWeb Development
Available languages
EnglishMandarin ChineseSpanishFrenchRussianPortugueseGermanJapaneseKoreanItalian
English

Evaluation

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Full score
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Individual scores
Course quality
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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.Udacity, Inc.
Company size

Large

Large

Founded in
20122011
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Andrew Ng, Daphne KollerSebastian Thrun, David Stavens, Mike Sokolsky
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
4.62620 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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Udacity offers a variety of learning programs designed to help students acquire relevant tech skills. We particularly like the amount of support students receive, with project reviews and direct access to subject-matter experts. This however comes at a price, so Udacity might not be best suited for students looking to learn on a budget, but if good learning support is important to you and budget is not your biggest concern, Udacity might be the perfect place for you to learn some new tech skills.

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