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[2023] 250 Top FREE Udemy Courses of All Time

A list of Udemy’s 250 most popular free online courses. Combined, they have close to 40M enrollments.

Udemy Free Courses

With over 200K courses and 660M enrollments, and despite the start of the year being marred by layoffs, Udemy is one of the largest online learning platforms in the world.

Last month, Class Central updated its list of the 250 Top Udemy Courses of All Time, which included Udemy’s most popular courses, both free and paid.

But in an extensive analysis conducted by my colleagues @dhawal and @archisha, we found that 10% of Udemy’s catalog is free. Considering how large the catalog is, this represents a considerable number of free courses.

So, in this article, we’ve put together a list of Udemy’s 250 most popular free online courses.

Udemy — Growth of Courses

A couple of years ago, Udemy went public, just like Coursera a few months prior — two events we had anticipated in our comparison of the two online learning giants.

250 Top Free Udemy Courses of All Time

Here’s a quick summary of Udemy’s 250 most popular free online courses of all time, based on the number of enrollments:

  • Combined, these courses have accrued just under 40M enrollments, with an average of 158K enrollments.
  • Course enrollments range from 76K to 1.8M.
  • 80% of the courses are in English. Most others are in Portuguese or Spanish.
  • Most courses are in the field of development and IT and geared toward beginners.
  • Combined, they represent more than 1000 hours of learning content.

Here are the top 250 free Udemy courses, sorted by number of enrollments:


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Suparn Patra

Suparn developed an interest in MOOCs through a project he worked on during his MSc in Artificial Intelligence. He joined Class Central as a Full Stack Engineer.

Comments 3

  1. Priscilla

    This is an excellent list. Thank you guys for all the research you do to provide this information.

  2. Eden

    I really wish there was ux copy writing 🙁

  3. Hamid

    Going to start two courses.. wishing the best


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