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CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

In 2018, the Academic Ranking of World Universities listed the University of Colorado Boulder as the 38th best in the world, determined by educational quality, student training, faculty prestige, and faculty research. It is committed to discovering new knowledge and solving the humanitarian, social, and technological challenges of our time. Set in one of the world's most inspiring and entrepreneurial learning environments, the University of Colorado Boulder enables each member of their community to push boundaries, explore the unknown, and change lives.


CU-Boulder have partnered with Coursera to deliver online courses to learners across the globe.

Learn new skills, pursue your interests or advance your career with these short online courses from CU-Boulder:
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Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving

Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1
COURSE | Beginner

Science of Exercise
COURSE | Beginner

Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation

Medical Cannabis: The Health Effects of THC and CBD

Business Writing
COURSE | Beginner

Introduction to FPGA Design for Embedded Systems
COURSE | Intermediate

Advanced Business Analytics

Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome
COURSE | Mixed

Introduction to Embedded Systems Software and Development Environments
COURSE | Intermediate

History of Medical Cannabis
COURSE | Beginner

Giving Helpful Feedback
COURSE | Mixed

Introduction to Data Analytics for Business
COURSE | Mixed

Power Electronics

Compassionate Leadership Through Service Learning with Jane Goodall and Roots & Shoots
COURSE | Beginner

Optical Engineering

Embedding Sensors and Motors

Sensors and Sensor Circuit Design
COURSE | Advanced

First Order Optical System Design
COURSE | Advanced

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MOOC Degrees

MOOC Degrees
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Course facilitators that hold weekly office hours where you can interact with and ask them questions about the material being covered.
Degree 1
2 years for a full degree, 6-9 months for a graduate certificate
Tuition Fees
$20,000 for the master’s degree or $667 per credit hour
Accredited by
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Degree 2
2 years
The Master of Science in Data Science degree is subject to final approval by the University of Colorado. Anticipating the first corhort to start in January 2021.

World Rankings

WURMP 2020
Information about the World University Rankings
World university rankings can be used as an indicator of a university's prospects and prestige. Ranking publishers use different performance indicators such as teaching quality, research quality or the ratio of staff to students to place higher education institutions in order of success and impact. Results across the different rankings will vary according to the measures used and the importance they place on the different performance indicators.

The rankings listed above are taken from three of the most trusted World University Rankings publishers with the addition of the first ever World University Rankings by MOOC Performance published by MoocLab.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE)
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings focus on 5 core areas: Teaching (30%); Research (30%); Citations (30%); International outlook (7.5%); and Industry Income (2.5%). See their methodology

QS World University Rankings (QS)
The QS World University Rankings evaluate universities based on Academic Reputation (40%), Employer Reputation (10%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio (5%). See their methodology

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks universities according to Quality of Education (30%), Quality of Faculty (40%), Research Output (20%), and Per Capita Performance (10%). See their methodology

World University Rankings by MOOC Performance (WURMP)
MoocLab's World University Rankings by MOOC Performance rank universities based on 5 performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across the number of MOOCs provided (10%), the provision of learning pathways (15%), micro-credentials (20%), degrees (20%) and the institution's average world ranking (35%). See the methodology


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