It’s been nearly four months since we officially launched with our founding cohort of four universities, and only a few weeks since we announced the addition of 12 new universities, bringing our total up to 16 participating schools. Since we started Coursera in January, we’ve seen tremendous growth—from student enrollments to the range of courses we are able to offer these students (now at 116, across the range of disciplines). We feel incredibly humbled by all of the support we’ve gotten.
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve hit 1 million enrolled students on Coursera across 196 countries. In light of this milestone, we thought we’d share some interesting statistics about our students:
Here’s our students broken down by country:
Our social media demographics also show some interesting trends:
On Facebook, 42% of our fans are female, 57% are male.
After the U.S., our most socially engaged students are coming from Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and Canada.
Also, our amazing volunteer translator community has translated our 1000+ videos into many languages!
Thank you all so much for signing up, taking classes, and encouraging your friends and family to participate. This is an exciting moment in education, in which we seem to be standing at the cusp of a major transformation. We look forward to the days, months and years ahead as we work together to make the best education, from the best instructors, accessible to millions of students around the world.