Coursera Statistics and Facts (2022)

Last Updated on: April 11th, 2022

Coursera Statistics and Facts 2022

Here are a few of the most interesting Coursera statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

What is Coursera?

Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 87 million registered learners as of June 30, 2021. Coursera partners with over 200 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including Guided Projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in many high-demand fields, including data science, technology, and business. (source)

Coursera User Count

Coursera number of users:

87 million students

Last updated 8/3/21

Coursera Revenue Totals

Coursera revenue (annual):

Additional Coursera Statistics

Number of courses offered:

4,600 courses

Last updated 3/5/21

Number of schools that use Coursera for Campus:

3,700 schools

Last updated 3/4/21

Number of businesses that use Coursera:

6,000 businesses

Last updated 3/5/21

Estimated value:

$1 billion

Last updated 4/25/19

Total funding raised to date:

$313 million

Last updated 4/25/19

Number of specializations:

500+ specializations

Last updated 3/5/21

Number of partner institutions:


Last updated 3/4/21

Number of course certificates earned:


Last updated 11/24/16

Number of users in China:

1 million

Last updated 6/16/15

Number of users in India:

1.7 million

Last updated 10/18/16

Number of countries with users in them:

200 countries

Last updated 9/22/15

Percentage of users that are from the US:


Last updated 10/16/16

Percentage of users that are from outside the US:


Last updated 10/16/16

Percentage of users that are from emerging markets:


Last updated 10/16/16

Percentage of users that use it only on a mobile device:


Last updated 10/16/16

Most popular course of 2016:

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects – University of California, San Diego

Most popular specialization of 2016:

Data Science – Johns Hopkins University

Number of employees:

200 employees

Last updated 10/16/16

Coursera Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Coursera.

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 2012
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, CA
  • Founder(s): Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller
  • Current Chief Executive: Jeff Maggioncalda

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Coursera statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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