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edX

Course Marketplace

8.6
10
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Course Marketplace

9.0
10
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edX vs. Udemy - 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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Udemy is one of the largest online course marketplaces worldwide, with more than 200,000 courses from thousands of expert instructors worldwide. Courses on Udemy span a broad variety of topics, and are taken by tens of millions of students every year.

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

Udemy courses

Self-paced courses for individual learning and skill development.

$10 - $100 USDIncluded in subscription
Self-paced
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

Udemy Personal Plan

Access to a library of 11,000 high-quality courses from the Udemy marketplace.

$20 - 30 USD per month
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
  • Wide range of courses
  • Expert instructors
  • Lifetime access to courses
  • Huge course library
  • Cons
  • Quality of courses can vary
  • No guaranteed support from teachers

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
4000+210000+
Popularity

Popular

Very popular

Available categories
Architectural DesignArts & CraftsBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceCareer DevelopmentComplianceContent MarketingCreativityCryptocurrency & BlockchainDatabase Design & DevelopmentDesign Tools
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingAffiliate MarketingAppleArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBeauty & MakeupBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness Law
Available languages
EnglishMandarin ChineseHindiSpanishArabicFrenchRussianPortugueseGermanJapanese
EnglishMandarin ChineseHindiSpanishArabicFrenchRussianPortugueseGermanTurkish

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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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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Android
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Company

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Company name
edX Inc.Udemy, Inc.
Company size

Large

Large

Founded in
20122010
Headquarters

United States

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Founders
Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyEren Bali, Gagan Biyani, Oktay Caglar
External reviews
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4.77300 reviews
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Play Store
4.7103000 reviews
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Trustpilot
2.51293 reviews
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4.775900 reviews
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4.6432000 reviews
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2.01206 reviews

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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Udemy is one of the most well-known online course marketplaces, and for a good reason. With their massive course catalog and offerings in many of the world's most spoken languages, chances are that you will find what you're looking for on Udemy. Even though nearly anyone can start uploading their courses to Udemy, the review system makes allows you to spot great courses super easily. We particularly like the great value that Udemy courses provide, giving you the best bang for your buck and making it the #1 most popular online learning platform worldwide.

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