At Coursera, we’re lucky to work amongst a team comprised of people with a diverse array of nationalities, career paths, skills and cool talents (like teaching yoga and speaking Quechua). We also take pride in offering many different courses from universities around the world, like the ones we’ve highlighted this past week from Europe and Latin America to Asia. Most importantly, we’re constantly inspired and humbled by Coursera students; right now, 2.8 million people from over 200 countries have signed up at least 1 course out of the 327 course catalogue. If you haven’t seen it already, our analytics team created a visualization of our universities and student population on an interactive map! We’re working hard to create even more great courses for Courserians to take. An important part of that strategy is to continually build partnerships with the top universities globally and in the United States.
Below are links to the courses offered by our awesome new US partner universities as well as some neat facts you may not have known!
- Case Western Reserve University: Case Western Reserve is a leading national urban research university committed to imagining and influencing the future. Their alumni includes the inventor of the Nike Air Sole, the developer of Gmail and founders of Fortune 500 companies. Already ranked as one of the nation’s best colleges, Case Western Reserve was recently listed by Huffington Post as one of the “trendiest colleges” in the States.
- Northwestern University: Founded in 1851, Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university. The school combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. The university’s twelve schools and colleges span disciplines from arts, sciences and communication to social policy, medicine, and music.
- Penn State University: Penn State was chartered in 1855 as one of the nation’s first colleges of agricultural science. Today, the institution has a broader mission of teaching, research, and public service, with an emphasis on encouraging student leadership with a global perspective. Annual enrollment at the school’s University Park campus totals more than 44,000 undergraduate and graduate students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States.
- Rutgers University: Rutgers is the sole university in the United States that is a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a public university. Founded in 1766, the heart of the Rutgers mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement.
- UC San Diego: UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to the university, which takes pride in teaching students that knowledge isn’t just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world.
- UC Santa Cruz: UC Santa Cruz is an outstanding public research university with a deep commitment to undergraduate education. The institution connects people and programs in unexpected ways while providing unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. In its 45 years, UC Santa Cruz has earned national and international recognition for quality research and world-class teaching.
- University of Colorado, Boulder: CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the school has a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.
- University of Rochester: The University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the university provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery.
- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is known around the world for innovative teaching and research. Regularly ranked as the nation’s best value for academic quality, UNC has produced the most Rhodes Scholars for the past 25 years among U.S. public research universities.
- University of Wisconsin, Madison: In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America’s great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Many of its programs are hailed as world leaders in instruction, research and public service.