Udemy is one of the largest online learning platforms for professional learning. According to the company, they have 35 million registered users. An analysis by Class Central shows they’ve launched over 157,000 courses since 2010.
Last year, we formed a remote study group at Class Central, and four of us took an Excel course together. To hone my Excel skills, I decided to analyze Udemy’s active catalog.
I discovered they currently have over 157,000 courses in their catalog — a 60% increase compared to 2019.
Combined, these courses have gathered ~425 million enrollments and average 2700 enrollments per course. But what surprised me the most was that the median enrollment was 188. Do Udemy courses satisfy the Pareto 80/20 principle? I found that Udemy’s top-20% courses by enrollment account for 90% of all enrollments.
250 Top Udemy Courses
Here’s a quick summary of Udemy’s top 250 courses based on the number of enrollments:
Enrollments range from 120K to 1.5 million. There are two courses with over 1 million enrollments.
Combined, they account for ~55 million enrollments, with an average of 223K enrollments.
Almost 70% of the courses are in the field of technology.
64% of the courses are paid.
Here are the top 250 courses on Udemy sorted by number of enrollments.