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Statistics Courses

Take free online classes and courses in statistics to build your skills and advance your career. Learn statistics, data analysis, business analytics and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

What is Statistics?

Statistics is an area of mathematics that deals with the study of data. Data sets can include population data with machine learning, sampling distributions, survey results, data analysis, normal distribution, hypothesis testing, data collected from experiments and much more. Various statistical models can be applied in order to analyze and interpret the results of a set of data or to find relationships between different data sets.

Online Statistics Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to statistics with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. edX offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about statistics in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more.

Additionally, students can earn verified certificates in statistics and other mathematics disciplines from edX and the university offering the course, proof for teachers, employers and others of successful completion of the coursework. Get started in statistics with one the following courses or programs.

Harvard University offers a free statistics course that will introduce you to the fundamental concepts and tools for analyzing data. Learn the basics of statistics including how to compute p-values, statistical inference, Excel formulas, and confidence intervals using R programming and gain an understanding of random variables, distributions, non-parametric statistics and more. The 4-week, self-paced course is free to audit and offers a verified certificate option for a small fee.

Columbia University has a 5-week online statistics course, Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics, which will teach the core concepts needed for further study of data science. Learn how to use Bayesian modeling and inference for forecasting as well as fundamentals of data collection and analysis. The course is part of the Data Science for Executives Professional Certificate program.

Explore these and other free online statistics courses that cover inferential statistics, descriptive statistics, statistical analysis software tools and much more. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.