The edX 2017 Year in Review

EdX will continue its push on MicroMasters and professional education in 2018 after a successful year in 2017.

Last year, edX doubled down on the MicroMasters (with one MIT program bringing in $4 million in revenue) and launched a new credential known as a professional certificate.

These are some of the conclusions from a detailed report written by Dhawal Shah at Class

  • EdX currently has 14 million learners, up 10 million learners in 2016. These learners accounted for more than 50 million course enrollments, 16 million of which came about in 2017.
  • edX has approximately 1,800 courses, 500 of which were added in 2017. A good chunk of these courses came from Microsoft, who now offers over 200 courses as well as 10 Professional Certificate and 8 Xseries programs.
  • MicroMasters range in price from $540 to $1,500, with the median price being $946.

Class Central reports also about the most popular edX courses and provides other interesting highlights.