Udacity Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Udacity 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.

Udacity Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 2011
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
  • Founder(s): Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, Mike Sokolsky
  • Current Chief Executive: Vishal Makhijani

What is Udacity?

Udacity was born out of a Stanford University experiment in which Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig offered their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course online to anyone, for free. Over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled and not much later, Udacity was born. Now we’re a growing team of educators and engineers on a mission to change the future of education by bridging the gap between real-world skills, relevant education, and employment. (source)

Udacity User Count

Number of Udacity students:

8 million

Last updated 2/27/18

Udacity Revenue Totals

Udacity revenue for 2017:

$70 million

Estimated annual revenue run rate for Udacity:

$24 million

Last updated 4/12/16

Additional Udacity Statistics

Number of students that are enrolled in Udacity nano degree programs:

50,000 students

Last updated 2/27/18

Number of students that have graduated from Udacity nano degree programs:

27,000 students

Last updated 2/27/18

Number of Udacity nanodegree programs:


Last updated 11/18/16

Completion rates for Udacity nanodegree programs:


Last updated 11/18/16

Number of Udacity nanodegree graduates that have obtained jobs:


Last updated 11/18/16

Reported amount of Udacity funding:

$238 million

Last updated 11/3/20

Reported value of Udacity:

$1.1 billion

Last updated 2/21/20

Number of Udacity employees:


Last updated 2/27/18

Number of students that enrolled in Udacity’s first course:


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