iTunes U Gets 600 Million Downloads [Stats + Popular Courses]

Friday, September 9, 2011
By OP Editor

Stats of Apple iTunes University, which has programs contributed by some of the world’s most prestigious instutions including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, University of Melbourne, University of Tokyo, and MoMA.

Apple iTunes University

iTunes U has more than 800 universities with active accounts, half of them distribute content publicly on iTunes Store. There is also a “Beyond Campus” section with content from MoMA, the New York Public Library, Public Radio International, and PBS stations. It provides a wealth of free audio and video podcasts.

Apple iTunes University Stats

iTunes U stats excerpts from Loop Insight:

  • iTunes University achieved 600 million downloads since 2007 opening, with 300 million in past year
  • 30 percent of iTunes U traffic comes from iOS devices
  • iTunes U is currently available in 123 countries
  • Most popular institutions on iTunes U:
    • 10 million+ downloads: Emory University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Ludwig Maxmillians University (Germany), and Oxford University
    • 20 million+ downloads: Yale University, MIT, University of California Berkeley, and University of South Florida
    • 30 million+ downloads: Open University and Stanford University

Popular Stanford iTunes U downloads:

How to Access iTunes U

On Mac or PC

  • Open iTunes
  • Go to iTune Store (left pane)
  • Click iTunes U menu

On iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch):

  • Open iTunes App
  • Go to “More”
  • Click “iTunes U”

iTunes U quick links by institution type:


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