Coinbase and London-based research company have conducted a survey which showed that 42% of the top 50 universities offer blockchain courses. The survey showed that Stanford University had the most blockchain related courses at 10, with Cornell following closely at 9. Some of the other top universities that have added blockchain to their curriculum are University of Pennsylvania, the University of California, Berkeley, the National University of Singapore, UCLA, New York University, Princeton, Harvard, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Students have recently shown great interest in blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and decentralized distributed ledger technology and classes are quickly being created and offered across multiple majors. The majority of crypto-related classes are geared towards math and science majors, with a smaller focus on business and finance majors and even social science. Courses offered are typically presented as introduction to blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts, cryptography courses, anthropology of money, and more.
Among U.S. college students, Coinbase reports that 9% of students have enrolled in a cryptocurrency course, 18% personally own cryptocurrency, and 26% are curious about taking a class on crypto.
Universities, in turn, are forming research centers and adding more crypto-related courses, in part to meet rising demand and also because they now see cryptocurrency as an area worthy of serious academic study.
The study focused on classes available to undergraduate-level students in the fall 2018 semester or the most recent semester for which information was available online.