Top Ten Online Courses on Coursera

Coursera is one of the most popular online learning platforms thanks to the kinds of courses they offer. But, do you know the top 10 courses of all time on Coursera? Well, this post has covered it for you. Read to the end, and do not forget to click on a few and learn a new skill for FREE!

Top 10 courses on Coursera

Below is the list of top 10 courses on Coursera in order of the number of enrollments for each course. These stats are pretty much up to date as at the time of writing this post.

1. Machine Learning

Offered in collaboration with Stanford University and instructed by Andrew NG, Coursera co-founder, this is the number one online course on Coursera both in terms of enrollment and ratings. Over 3.3 million learners have enrolled for this course with the average rating being 4.9/5 after 137,000 reviews.

2. The Science of Wellbeing

This great course is offered by Yale University. With 2.67 million enrollments and a tidy 4.9/5 rating, this is definitely one of the most popular online courses in the entire Internet. The course is facilitated by Professor Laurie Santos, A Psychology Professor.

3. Learn How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help you Master Any Subject

This top Coursera course is offered jointly by the University of California, San Diego and McMaster University. The course is facilitated by Dr. Terrence Sejnowski and Dr. Barbara Oakley. Over 2.3 million have enrolled for this course, giving it a rating of 4.8/5 after 65,000 reviews. Anyone looking for a personal or professional development should take a look at this course.

4. Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

This is my personal favorite course, I learned Python from it! Being a beginner course, it is ideal for anyone hoping to start a career in programming. The course is offered in collaboration with University of Michigan and instructed by Charles Russell Severance. It should be a great course of anyone looking to get started with Python. With 1.9 million enrollments, this is the third most popular course on Coursera with a rating of 4.85/5 from 65k learners.

5. English for Career Development

This is yet another course that has the potential to get to the top 5 Coursera courses of all time. This course has been created by the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the U.S Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. It is taught by Robyn Turner and Brian McManus, both English specialists. 860,400 learners have already enrolled for this 4.8/5-star rated course!

6. Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills

Another great online course from the University of Michigan, this world class program is ideal for anyone looking to master negotiation skills. The course is instructed by George Siedel, one of the most popular experts in business negotiation. 800,000 learners have enrolled for this course and it enjoys a rating of 4.8/5 from 10,000 reviews.

7. Chinese for Beginners

This course is offered in collaboration with Peking University, Beijing, China. As the name indicates, it is a beginner course for anyone looking to learn Chinese, a language spoken by over 1.8 billion people.The course is instructed by Xiaoyu Liu, one of the most talented Chinese instructors you will ever come across. 770,000 learners have signed up for this course and it is rated 4.8/5 from 10,000 reviews.

8. Neural Networks and Deep Learning

This is going to be in the top 3 in the coming years. The course has been created by, Andrew NG’s company. You will be taught by Andrew NG himself together with his assistants: Kian Katanforoosh and Younes Bensouda Mouri. 677,000 learners have enrolled for this intermediate course, and along with Machine Learning has the highest rating at 4.9/5.

9. R Programming

Offered by Johns Hopkins University, this is the most sought after online R programming course on the entire Internet! The course is instructed by Jeff Leek, D. Peng, and Brian Caffo. 496,000 learners have enrolled for this course and it is rated at 4.6/5 by 15,000 learners.

10. Grammar and Punctuation

This course is offered by California University, Irvine. The course is taught by Tamy Chapman, Brad Gilpin, and Helen Name. 452,000 learners have already enrolled for this course, and it is rated 4.7/5 by 11,500 learners.

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Final thoughts

The above ten courses are the most sought after and highly rated courses on Coursera. And, for a limited period, Coursera is offering most of them FREE of charge! A few paid ones come with a 7-day FREE trial, so you have enough time to test the waters before committing your hard earned money ;). Here is a list of FREE Coursera courses

We hope you’ve found this post helpful. We wish you a happy learning!


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29. Business Analytics

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32. Foundations of Graphic Design

33. Foundations of Business Strategy

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36. Cracking The Creativity Code: Discovering New Ideas

37. An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT)

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