Compare Your MOOC Provider Options

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Classes offered by Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers are a little different than typical online college courses. As a MOOC student, you'll most likely be allowed to work at your own pace (AYOP), but more rigorous courses follow deadlines and require extensive time commitments, quizzes, assignments, and tests. In the chart below, you can compare and contrast top MOOC providers to find the education path that fits your allotted investments of time and money.

  Udacity Udemy Coursera Khan Academy Edx Code Academy iTunes
Range of Class Length AYOP AYOP 4-17 weeks AYOP 2-17 weeks AYOP AYOP
Avg Length of Classes AYOP AYOP 8 weeks AYOP 11 weeks AYOP AYOP
Avg Cost Per Class Free $110 Free Free Free Free Free
Avg Cost of Registration Fees Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
Can Enroll in More Than One Class At Once? (Y/N) Y Y Y N/A Y Y N/A
Year-Round Enrollment? (Y/N) Y Y N N/A N Y N/A
Set Enrollment Periods? (Y/N) N N Y N/A Y N N
Earn College Credit? (Y/N) Y N N* N N N N
Avg Cost for Class with College Credit $150 - - - - - -
Books Required? (Y/N) N/A N/A N N N N N
AYOP = At Your Own Pace
*Signature Track is an option that offers you the chance to earn a Verified Certificate for comlpleting eligible coursework, but it is not college credit.