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edX

Course Marketplace

8.6
10
Our winner
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freeCodeCamp

Education Company

7.4
10

edX vs. freeCodeCamp - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
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edX is an online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012. They focus on university-level courses, developed in collaboration with their countless university partners (like Harvard and Berkeley University), and other education providers worldwide. From regular online courses to full online degrees, edX has a broad variety of offerings in 30+ categories, taught by academics from the world's best universities.

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freeCodeCamp is a non-profit organization that offers a free and interactive learning platform that helps learners understand software development topics, like web development, data science, databases and more. In addition, they provide free certifications on these topics.

Types of courses
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MASTERS DEGREE

Masters Degree

Complete a full Master's degree from one of edX's partner universities

$10000 - $100000 USD
Full-time study
BACHELORS DEGREE

Bachelors Degree

Complete a full Bachelor's degree from one of edX's university partners

$10000 - $50000 USD
Full-time study
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Professional certificates

Earn a certificate for a career-relevant skill with a course from edX's institutional partners

$300 - $1000 USD
Self-paced
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

XSeries certificates

Get in-depth knowledge of a topic with a course created by one of edX's university partners

$100 - $1200 USD
Self-paced
COHORT BASED

Executive Education

Courses targeted towards educating leaders & executives.

$500 - $3000 USD
3–6 weeks
PARTIAL BACHELORS

MicroBachelors

Partial undergraduate programs for specific learning

$2000 - $10000 USD
Part-time study
PARTIAL MASTERS

MicroMasters

Partial graduate-level programs for specific learning

$500 - $5000 USD
Part-time study
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

edX courses

The classic courses that edX offers. They're typically free and come with optional paid certificates.

Free
3-5 hours per week
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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

freeCodeCamp certification

Learn a skill like frontend development or databases completely free with one of freeCodeCamp's certifications

Free
Self-paced
Subscription plans
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Pros & cons
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    Pros
  • Courses from top universities
  • Wide range of subjects
  • Free courses available
  • Cons
  • Limited interaction with instructors
  • Different offerings can be a bit confusing
  • Paid courses are rather pricey
  • No subscription offering available
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    Pros
  • Totally free
  • Hands-on projects
  • Certifications available
  • Cons
  • Small selection of courses
  • Limited support

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
4000+15+
Popularity

Popular

Popular

Available categories
Architectural DesignArts & CraftsBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceCareer DevelopmentComplianceContent MarketingCreativityCryptocurrency & BlockchainDatabase Design & DevelopmentDesign Tools
Web Development
Available languages
EnglishMandarin ChineseHindiSpanishArabicFrenchRussianPortugueseGermanJapanese
English

Evaluation

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Full score
8.6
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Individual scores
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Course catalog
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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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Ios
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Android
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Ios
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Company

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Company name
edX Inc.freeCodeCamp, Inc.
Company size

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Founded in
20122014
Headquarters

United States

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Founders
Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyQuincy Larson
External reviews
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4.7103000 reviews
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2.51293 reviews
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4.417000 reviews
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Our opinion

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Summary
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edX offers a great variety of high-quality courses, which can help you advance your career in almost every industry. We particularly like that a lot of their regular courses are offered for free, and you only have to pay for the certificate (which is optional). The rest of their offering on the other hand is usually a bit pricier, but the quality of the learning materials is still really high. In our eyes, edX is a great learning platform, especially well suited for students looking to take on full online degrees, as well as students looking for digital certifications from well-trusted organizations and institutions, if price isn't their biggest concern. If you're on a budget, you can still take advantage of their large catalog of free courses.

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freeCodeCamp is an excellent platform for learning how to code. We particularly like that it's a non-profit and all the courses and learning materials are provided completely for free, even though their course catalog is fairly limited. Their courses are in-depth and come with an intuitive interface that is helpful especially for beginners. This is why we recommend freeCodeCamp for beginners that want to learn how to code. More advanced learners might be better off choosing a platform with a broader course catalog and a learning experience that less caters to beginners.

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