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Ratings Compared - What students really say about the online course providers

  • Nov. 23, 2018

Many online course platforms provide you with reviews about the different courses. And this can be of help deciding which course you want to take. But where do you find what students think about the course platforms? We provided an overview of the ratings students gave to all major online course providers.

Average Ratings Online Course Platforms

In the table below you see the average ratings people gave major review platforms. We included the number of ratings to give you the best impression of how people rate the online course platforms. With some interesting results.

Average ratings online course providers
Course ProviderAverageTrustpilotGlassdoorG2 CrowdSitejabberReviewopediaBestCompanyHighYaTrustRadius
Average4.2
(13'073)
4.3
(10'161)
3.6
(1'491)
4.4
(881)
3.2
(211)
2.6
(40)
1.7
(72)
3.8
(95)
4.3
(122)
SimpliLearn4.6
(4'517)
4.7
(4'182)
4.0
(332)
5.0
(1)
1.0
(2)
Virtual College4.5
(2'403)
4.5
(2'342)
4.2
(61)
Treehouse4.4
(42)
3.8
(2)
4.4
(14)
4.5
(26)
Edureka4.2
(167)
4.6
(100)
3.3
(58)
5.0
(1)
5.0
(4)
5.0
(4)
Lynda4.1
(435)
2.9
(32)
3.7
(91)
4.5
(223)
4.2
(25)
1.5
(5)
3.0
(3)
5.0
(6)
4.3
(50)
Shaw Academy4.1
(1'841)
4.2
(1'730)
2.4
(111)
PluralSight4.0
(1146)
3.8
(695)
4.0
(207)
4.4
(223)
5.0
(2)
4.5
(19)
edX3.8
(116)
2.5
(15)
3.9
(36)
4.4
(56)
3.7
(3)
1.0
(2)
2.0
(4)
Creativelive3.7
(83)
3.5
(3)
3.8
(56)
4.5
(16)
1.0
(1)
1.0
(7)
Coursera3.7
(378)
1.7
(48)
3.6
(119)
4.6
(131)
2.9
(25)
2.0
(11)
4.0
(1)
4.4
(43)
The Great Courses3.6
(9)
3.6
(9)
Udacity3.6
(197)
3.2
(4)
3.4
(130)
3.9
(60)
4.7
(3)
Udemy3.5
(699)
2.8
(358)
4.3
(112)
4.3
(137)
4.4
(65)
3.5
(11)
3.0
(6)
3.8
(10)
360training3.2
(789)
3.4
(622)
2.5
(161)
5.0
(1)
2.0
(5)
SkillShare2.4
(192)
3.7
(28)
4.1
(17)
3.8
(18)
1.8
(73)
1.0
(1)
1.5
(55)

The average rating students have given for all platforms is 4.2 out of 5 stars. Let's take that as a benchmark.

The red rows in the table below are more than 0.5 below average. Interesting is you find here well-known names like Udemy.

The yellow rows are up to 0.5 below our benchmark. Examples of online course platforms just below the average are Shaw Academy, edX, CreativeLive and Coursera.

In the green rows you find those platforms that receive ratings from their students that are above the industry averages. Most of these courses (SimpliLearn, Virtual College and Edureka) you find on eLearnScanner.

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