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[2022] 250 Top FREE Udemy Courses of All Time

A list of Udemy’s 250 most popular free online courses. Combined, they’ve gathered over 30M enrollments.

Udemy Free Courses

With over 157K courses and 425 million enrollments, Udemy is one of the largest online learning platforms in the world.

In October 2021, Udemy went public, just like Coursera a few months prior — two events we had anticipated in our comparison of the two online learning giants.

Early this year, Class Central updated its list of the 250 Top Udemy Courses of All Time, which included Udemy’s most popular courses, both free and paid.

But in an extensive analysis conducted by my colleague @dhawal, we found that 10% of Udemy’s catalog is free, which considering how large the catalog is, amounts to a significant number of free courses.

So this time around, it’s all about free content: we’ve put together a list of Udemy’s 250 most popular free online courses.

Udemy by the Numbers

250 Top Free Udemy Courses of All Time

Here’s a quick summary of Udemy’s 250 most popular free online courses of all time, based on the number of enrollments:

  • Enrollments range from 51K to 1.6 million. There are eleven courses with over 300K enrollments.
  • Together, they account for over 30 million enrollments, with an average of 118K enrollments.
  • Almost 50% of the courses are in the field of Development and IT & Software.
  • 194 courses are in English, and courses in Portuguese follow with 26 courses.
  • Combined, they represent thousands of hours of content.

Here are the top 250 free Udemy courses, sorted by number of enrollments:


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Suparn Patra

Suparn developed an interest in MOOCs through a project he worked on during his MSc in Artificial Intelligence. He joined Class Central as a Full Stack Engineer.

Comments 2

  1. Priscilla

    This is an excellent list. Thank you guys for all the research you do to provide this information.

  2. Eden

    I really wish there was ux copy writing 🙁


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