Udacity’s Nanodegree programs are industry-recognized, online education credentials earned through project-based programs that allow participants to acquire job-ready skills. Nanodegree programs provide access to skills-based education and ensure that companies have the talent they need to take their workforces through digital transformation.
To create its Nanodegree programs, Udacity collaborates with employers including Google, Intel, BMW, Amazon, Microsoft, and NVIDIA, to develop courseware and involve industry experts as instructors. In doing so, Udacity is able to power technical education that ensures learners are mastering the in-demand skills that employers are looking for today in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, autonomous systems, and cloud computing, among other disciplines.
For individuals looking for alternatives to standard 4-year college programs, Udacity Nanodegree programs create a unique opportunity—and those opportunities are paying off. A recent survey of graduates who completed their Nanodegree programs in the last 12-24 months showed that, among graduates who signed up with the intention of advancing their careers, 50% reported an increase in pay with a median increase of +33%.
Customers are increasingly aware of the value that a Nanodegree certificate provides. Udacity has seen a 4x increase in weekly Nanodegree sign-up rates from consumers compared to the same period the previous year. With existing students, Udacity has seen a 50% increase in engagement.
Udacity also has seen a sharp increase in demand from businesses and government agencies this year, as enterprises ready their existing workers with the latest technology skills. Udacity is a Cool Tool Award Finalist (2021) for “Best Online Courses / MOOCs Solution” as part of The EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest. Learn more.