Coursera Statistics and Facts (2021) | By the Numbers

Coursera Statistics and Facts

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

Coursera Statistics and Facts Please note that some of these Coursera stats are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed on DMR should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don't guarantee anything.

Coursera Facts

  • Website:
  • Year Founded: 2012
  • Founders: Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, Ca
  • CEO: Jeff Maggioncalda

Coursera Statistics

Coursera number of users:

77 million students

Last updated 3/5/21

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

Coursera revenue (annual):

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

What is Coursera?

Coursera is an online education company that offers courses and learning experiences from the world's top universities and education institutions including Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, University of Virginia and University of Michigan. Coursera has more than 23 million registered learners worldwide who can access over 1,700 courses and Specializations in dozens of topics including business, technology, social sciences, health and art. Coursera empowers learners around the world to achieve their career, educational and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc. and Learn Capital. (source)