College students share their experiences with Khan Academy

2015-07-07 15:33:42 GMT

This spring, Stanford Consulting - a nonprofit, student-run organization - ran a survey to learn about the impact that Khan Academy has had on the educations of current college students. These students were asked whether they “found Khan Academy meaningful to their education” and whether they were the first in their family to go to college. The results are in, and today we’re excited to share some of the key findings.

Of the students who responded to the survey…

- 65% of Stanford students found KA meaningful to their education (out of 504 surveyed)
- 57% of students in other top schools* found KA meaningful to their education (out of 159 surveyed)
- 64% of first-generation college students (the first in their family to go to college) at these schools found KA meaningful to their education (out of 164 surveyed)

*Surveyed schools include Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, Caltech, Notre Dame, MIT, Vanderbilt, and Yale.

We’re thrilled to see how many college students have benefited from Khan Academy and to hear their stories. One first-generation student from Stanford shared the following note with us:

For all the times I couldn’t turn to my parents for homework help, I had Khan Academy videos to help me. Khan Academy was the private tutor that my family could not afford. For all the times I wanted to learn for the sake of learning, I would pick from the hundreds of Khan Academy videos.

Have you found Khan Academy meaningful to your education? Tell us your story in the comments below!