Coursera Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)

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.

Coursera Facts

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

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)

Coursera User Count

Coursera number of users:

77 million students

Last updated 3/5/21

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

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Coursera stats 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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