Udemy online learning

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.

The pandemic has boosted the fortune of many online providers. Udemy is no exception. In 2020 alone, the company raised $123 million and increased its valuation by over $1 billion. Overall, the company has raised ~$300 million at a valuation over $3 billion.

Class Central also experienced a quarantine boost: of all the people who ever used Class Central, 40% did so for the first time in 2020.

After focusing exclusively on MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses for the last nine years, we’re ready to expand to other kinds of online courses. As an obvious first step, we decided to look at Udemy online courses.

Udemy By the Numbers

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. Complete analysis of Udemy’s catalog can be found here: 157K Courses, 425M Enrollments: Breaking Down Udemy’s Massive Catalog

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.

You can also find some of the best Udemy courses on Class Central’s catalog page.

250 Top Udemy Courses
Here’s a quick summary of 250 Udemy top courses based on the number of enrollments:

Enrollments range from 135K to 1.6 million. There are three courses with over 1 million enrollments.
Combined, they account for ~57 million enrollments, with an average of 231K enrollments.
Almost 70% of the courses are in the field of technology.
76% of the courses are paid.
Combined, they represent thousands of hours of content.
Here are the top 250 courses on Udemy sorted by number of enrollments.

Java Tutorial for Complete Beginners
2020 Complete Python Bootcamp From Zero to Hero in Python
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python Programming
Microsoft Excel – Excel from Beginner to Advanced
The Complete Digital Marketing Course – 12 Courses in 1
Java Programming Masterclass for Software Developers
Become an Android Developer from Scratch
The Complete Python 3 Course: Beginner to Advanced!
The Complete JavaScript Course 2020: From Zero to Expert!
Angular – The Complete Guide (2020 Edition)
Python for Data Science and Machine Learning Bootcamp
Adobe Photoshop CC: Your Complete Beginner to Advanced Class
Java Programming: Complete Beginner to Advanced
Learn Ethical Hacking From Scratch
Python Bootcamp 2021 Build 15 working Applications and Games
The Ultimate Drawing Course – Beginner to Advanced
The Data Science Course 2020: Complete Data Science Bootcamp
The Complete SQL Bootcamp 2022: Go from Zero to Hero
The Complete Front-End Web Development Course!
Premiere Pro CC for Beginners: Video Editing in Premiere
Useful Excel for Beginners
Introduction to Databases and SQL Querying
100 Days of Code – The Complete Python Pro Bootcamp for 2021
SQL Masterclass: SQL for Data Analytics
Python 3 na Web com Django (Básico e Intermediário)
[NEW] Ultimate AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner – 2021
Introdução à linguagem Python
Machine Learning & Deep Learning in Python & R
Code Your First Game: Arcade Classic in JavaScript on Canvas
After Effects CC Masterclass: Complete After Effects Course
Stock Market Investing for Beginners
Learn Android Application Development
Learn HTML5 Programming From Scratch
Beginner PHP and MySQL Tutorial
The Complete Full-Stack JavaScript Course!
Javascript Essentials
The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0
Desenvolvedor Android Iniciante
The Complete Ethical Hacking Course!
Python Programming – From Basics to Advanced level.
The Ultimate MySQL Bootcamp: Go from SQL Beginner to Expert
Ultimate AWS Certified Developer Associate 2020 – NEW!
Unreal Engine C++ Developer: Learn C++ and Make Video Games
SEO Training Course by Moz
Practical Web Development: 22 Courses in 1
Practical Web Design & Development: 7 Courses in 1
Introductory Photography Course
Build Responsive Website Using HTML5, CSS3, JS And Bootstrap
iOS & Swift – The Complete iOS App Development Bootcamp
Python para Iniciantes
The Complete Node.js Developer Course (3rd Edition)
Microsoft Excel – Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions
The Python Mega Course: Build 10 Real World Applications
SQL Bootcamp with MySQL, PHP & Python : 5 Courses in 1
Docker Mastery: with Kubernetes +Swarm from a Docker Captain
Java Multithreading
Learn to Code in Python 3: Programming beginner to advanced
Python for beginners – Learn all the basics of python
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Modern React with Redux [2020 Update]
HTML, JavaScript, & Bootstrap – Certification Course
Adobe Lightroom Masterclass – Beginner to Expert
Learn to Code with Python 3!
JavaScript course – Basics to Advanced [step by step (2020)]
Machine Learning- Step by Step from scratch
Java from Zero to First Job: Part 1 – Practical Guide
Master en Python 3.x. Aprende de 0 a EXPERTO con Práctica.
Curso de C++ – Intermediário
Complete Guitar Lessons System – Beginner to Advanced
A Mini Course on Time Management
HTML, CSS, & JavaScript – Certification Course for Beginners
Practical PHP: Master the Basics and Code Dynamic Websites
Complete Responsive Web Development: 4 courses in 1
The Complete Financial Analyst Training & Investing Course
Docker and Kubernetes: The Complete Guide
Introdução à Linguagem HTML
Fundamentals of Computer Hacking
JavaScript, Bootstrap, & PHP – Certification for Beginners
Data Science: Visualização de Dados com Python
Selenium WebDriver with Java -Basics to Advanced+Frameworks
Make Money from Home: How to Build an Online Business
Learn Photo Editing with Photoshop 2020
R Programming A-Z™: R For Data Science With Real Exercises!
Python-Introduction to Data Science and Machine learning A-Z
Learn Machine learning & AI (Including Hands on 3 Projects.)
Python for beginners
The Complete Python Hacking Course: Beginner to Advanced!
Scrum Certification Prep +Scrum Master+ Agile Scrum Training
Git e contribuições para projetos Open Source
Beginners guide to Android App Development (Step by Step)
Photoshop Beginners Mastery: Zero to Hero in Photoshop
PHP & MySQL – Certification Course for Beginners
Microsoft Excel – Learn MS EXCEL For DATA Analysis
Do Básico ao Avançado – O Curso Completo de Microsoft Excel
Introdução a banco de dados com MySQL & PHPMyAdmin
Practical Database Course for Beginners : 6 courses in 1
Ms Excel/Excel 2020 – The Complete Introduction to Excel
Deep Web- The complete Introduction to the hidden web
Network Ethical Hacking for beginners (Kali 2020 – Hands-on)
Curso React.js Ninja: Módulo React + Webpack
[SerTop] Algoritmos e Lógica – I
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2021: Video Editing for Beginners
Microsoft Power BI – A Complete Introduction [2022 EDITION]
The Complete React JS Course – Basics to Advanced (2020)
Photoshop for Web Design Beginners
Introduction to networking for complete beginners
Git Started with GitHub
Learn Android 4.0 Programming in Java
Java Design Patterns and Architecture
Complete Python Bootcamp : Go Beginner to Expert in Python 3
Photography: Ditch Auto – Start Shooting in Manual
Web Development By Doing: HTML / CSS From Scratch
Data Science A-Z™: Real-Life Data Science Exercises Included
CSS – Basics To Advanced for front end development (2020)
HTML5 – From Basics to Advanced level (2020)
Project Development Using JAVA for Beginners – 2020
30 Days of Python | Unlock your Python Potential
ReactJS – Complete Guide for Frontend Web Development (2020)
Python And Django Framework For Beginners Complete Course
Criando Páginas Web com o GitHub Pages
Ultimate Google Ads Training 2020: Profit with Pay Per Click
Modern JavaScript for React JS – ES6.
Aprenda Unity 5 (2016) – Como criar um jogo de plataforma 3D
Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Zero to Hero
CSS3 and Bootstrap for Absolute Beginners : 4 courses in 1
Construa seu site em WordPress de forma simples e rápida
Content Marketing: Grow Your Business with Content Marketing
Unreal Engine 4 Essentials – Uma Introdução Detalhada
AWS Services for Solutions Architect Associate.
AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Exam Prep – Nov 2020
Complete WordPress Website Developer Course
React – The Complete Guide with React Hook Redux 2020 in 4hr
Introdução à linguagem CSS
Coding for Entrepreneurs Basic
The Complete Web Developer in 2021: Zero to Mastery
The Business Intelligence Analyst Course 2022
Complete Javascript Course for Beginners with jQuery & AJAX
SEO TRAINING 2021: Complete SEO Course + WordPress SEO Yoast
Complete Modern JavaScript Firebase BootCamp the beginner
English grammar tenses & structures, the ultimate course
Complete Photography : 21 Courses in 1 [Beginner to Expert]
C++: Orientação a Objetos – Introdução
Artificial Intelligence A-Z™: Learn How To Build An AI
Job Interview Skills Training Course
Introdução à Criação de Sites Dinâmicos com PHP
Introduction to Finance, Accounting, Modeling and Valuation
Learn Microsoft Office 365
Python for beginners – Learn all the basics of python
Hadoop Starter Kit
JavaScript: Understanding the Weird Parts
Complete C# Unity Game Developer 3D
JavaScript e jQuery para Iniciantes
YouTube Masterclass – Your Complete Guide to YouTube
Python and Django Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp
Learn Visual Studio Code
Agile Crash Course: Agile Project Management; Agile Delivery
Cisco CCNA 200-301 Exam: Complete Course with practical labs
Microsoft Excel -Basic Excel/ Advanced Excel Formulas
Python And Flask Framework Complete Course
C# Basics for Beginners: Learn C# Fundamentals by Coding
Photoshop In-Depth: Master all of Photoshop’s Tools Easily
Become a Product Manager | Learn the Skills & Get the Job
[New] Python Programming – The Complete Guide [2021 Edition]
Instagram Marketing 2021: Complete Guide To Instagram Growth
Beginner to Pro in Excel: Financial Modeling and Valuation
Python For Data Analysis, Data Science & ML With Pandas
Python for Absolute Beginners
The Complete Foundation Stock Trading Course
The Complete Video Production Bootcamp
WordPress para Iniciantes
Professional Adobe Photoshop CC Course With Advance Training
CSS & JavaScript – Certification Course for Beginners
Complete NodeJS course with express, socket io and MongoDB
Linux Command Line Basics
HTML & CSS – Certification Course for Beginners
How to speak to anyone & be fearless – in less than 55 min
Foundations of Front-End Web Development
Git from Basics to Advanced: Practical Guide for Developers
Python And Flask Framework Complete Course For Beginners
Introdução ao PHP orientado a objetos
Machine Learning, Data Science and Deep Learning with Python
Ultimate Adobe Photoshop CC Masterclass Basics To Advanced
Learn Advanced CSS3
2021 Ultimate Guide to YouTube Channel & YouTube Masterclass
Learn Ethical Hacking From A-Z: Beginner To Expert Course
Advanced CSS and Sass: Flexbox, Grid, Animations and More!
Object-Oriented Programming – From Basics to Advance (Java)
Big Data on Amazon web services (AWS)
Complete Video Production, Marketing, & YouTube Course 2021
Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) with Practice Tests
Practical MongoDB + PHP: For Absolute Beginners
Kubernetes for the Absolute Beginners – Hands-on
The Python Programming For Everyone Immersive Training
Google Data Studio A-Z for Data Visualization and Dashboards
Java Database Connection: JDBC and MySQL
The Complete Networking Fundamentals Course. Your CCNA start
R Programming For Absolute Beginners
NodeJS – The Complete Guide (MVC, REST APIs, GraphQL, Deno)
The Complete English Grammar Course – Perfect Your English
Lógica Programación: Aprende Programar en Cualquier Lenguaje
JavaScript & jQuery – Certification Course for Beginners
Complete course in AutoCAD 2020 : 2D and 3D
Bootstrap & jQuery – Certification Course for Beginners
Universidad Python – Django, Flask, Postgresql y más! +40hrs
Operations Management
Beginner Photoshop to HTML5 and CSS3
Android Development for Newbies (8+ Hours of Content)
Python For Beginners Course In-Depth
Practical Photography for Absolute Beginners: 9 Courses in 1
DevOps Fundamentals
Git e Github para iniciantes
Adobe XD 2022 Ultimate Course
This Is How You Make iPhone Apps – iOS Development Course
Microsoft SQL Server for Beginners | Crash Course
Ultimate Adobe Photoshop Training: From Beginner to Pro 2022
Python Complete Course For Beginners
IELTS Band 7+ Complete Prep Course
The Complete Android Kotlin Developer Course
Build A Search Engine With Python: Computer Science & Python
Life Coaching Certification Course (Beginner to Advanced)
The Complete Introduction to C++ Programming
Curso Design Gráfico COMPLETO 10 Cursos do Zero ao Avançado
Microsoft Excel Functions, Formulas, Analysis, & Dashboards
Adobe Illustrator 2022 Ultimate Course
Become an iOS Developer from Scratch
Photoshop Master Course: From Beginner to Photoshop Pro
Unlock Excel VBA and Excel Macros
Selenium WebDriver Training with Java and Many Live Projects
The Complete Cyber Security Course : Network Security!
Illustrator 2022 MasterClass
Power BI Completo – Do Básico ao Avançado
React Native – The Practical Guide [2022 Edition]
SQL – MySQL for Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
The Complete Cryptocurrency Course: More than 5 Courses in 1
Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 MasterClass
Python A-Z™: Python For Data Science With Real Exercises!
Graphic Design Masterclass – Learn GREAT Design
Visual Studio Code: Mejora tu velocidad para codificar
Cloud Computing With Amazon Web Services
Complete Python Developer in 2021: Zero to Mastery
Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) with Keras in Python and R
Digital Marketing Certification: Master Digital Marketing
Data Visualization in Excel: All Excel Charts and Graphs
Artificial Intelligence Expert Course: Platinum Edition
Excel Dashboards in an Hour
Work From Home: The Amazon FBA MasterPlan
Google BigQuery & PostgreSQL : Big Query for Data Analysis
Master the Coding Interview: Data Structures + Algorithms
NGINX, Apache, SSL Encryption – Certification Course
Ethical Hacking – Hands-On Training – Part I

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