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- Like other great schools, Duke offers a number of affordable courses online.
- The e-learning platform Coursera has a long list of paid programs and free online courses led by Duke staff.
- Below are 14 Duke classes you can take online for free, from biology to data science.
Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a private research university ranked as one of the top 30 colleges in the world, according to US News. At the same time, CBS News reported in 2020 that Duke ranks #12 in the most expensive US colleges, charging undergraduates an average of $77,029 per year.
But, like many prestigious universities, such as Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Yale, and Stanford, Duke offers many online programs and courses for an affordable price. Through Coursera, you can take Duke’s certificate programs such as Java Programming and Software Engineering Fundamentals or Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking for $49 per month until you finish — so the faster you learn, the more you save.
Duke also offers a 3-4 month MasterTrack program in Blockchain Applications for $3,000, which makes students eligible for a scholarship and fast-tracked application process if they apply to Duke University’s Master of Engineering in FinTech program after finishing the MasterTrack.
On top of Duke’s lower-cost online offerings, the school also has a plethora of online courses that are completely free, from introductory courses in machine learning and English composition to highly specialized courses such as behavioral finance and the science behind dogs’ emotions. You can access video lectures, readings, and forums without a fee, or pay a one-time $49 fee for a certificate of completion to add to your resume or LinkedIn.
14 Duke University online courses you can take for free:
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