United States of Knowledge
Learning regions based on relative popularity of online course topics on Coursera
You probably already know that interest in technology is sky-high in California – but did you know that business essentials dominate a region around Michigan, and enthusiasm for learning about the arts is centered in the northeast?
Coursera analyzed data on online course enrollments among 5 million online learners in the United States to track the share of learners in each state interested in a variety of topics. While business and computer science are the most popular topics overall in most states, trends in relative interest between states tell a different story – one of a vibrant, diverse nation in which 12 distinct learning regions emerge. Check out the learning regions above, and be sure to scroll over your state to see the five most popular categories of online courses as well as what specific topics of interest make that state unique!