Free Online Statistics Courses from Top Universities

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Online statistic courses are offered for free by top universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Open University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of California at Berkeley. Check out some of the options listed below.
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Free Statistics Courses

Free statistics courses are offered online for free at universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University. Students can access course materials from each school's website, though you won't receive grades or college credit.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT provides interested students with the chance to learn about statistics online for free. These courses cover areas of study like statistics for applications and nonparametrics and robustness.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University offers courses in statistics online for free. Topics include logics and proofs, as well as causal and statistical reasoning. Students typically need specific software in order to fully engage with the provided course materials, including Flash, Java, Minitab or Statcrunch, depending on the course.

Open University

This course from Open University teaches students to work with data in boxplots and tabular form. Students can access multiple optional activities with solutions provided.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University offers statistics courses online for free. Course topics include statistics for psychosocial research and statistics for laboratory scientists.

University of California at Berkeley

The statistics course at UC Berkeley is designed for social and life scientists. Course emphasis is on statistical inferences. The Stat 2 course is available on iTunes as a set of audio podcast lectures.

Free Online Statistics Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Topics in Statistics: Statistical Learning Theory course from MIT Graduate Text/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Mathematical Statistics course from MIT Graduate Text/lecture notes/projects Yes Yes Yes
Statistics for Applications course from MIT Undergraduate Text/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Topics in Statistics: Nonparametrics and Robustness course from MIT Graduate Text/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Probability & Statistics course from Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Text Yes Yes No
Causal & Statistical Reasoning course from Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Text Yes Yes No
Logics and Proofs course from Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Text Yes Yes No
Interpreting Data: Boxplots and Tables course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Statistical Reasoning I course from Johns Hopkins University Unspecified Text/audio Yes No Yes
Statistical Reasoning II course from Johns Hopkins University Unspecified Text/audio Yes No Yes
Statistics for Laboratory Scientists I course from Johns Hopkins University Unspecified Text Yes No Yes
Statistics for Laboratory Scientists II course from Johns Hopkins University Unspecified Text Yes No Yes
Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Structural Models course from Johns Hopkins University Unspecified Text Yes No Yes
Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement course from Johns Hopkins University Unspecified Text Yes No Yes
Statistics 131A course from UC Berkeley Undergraduate Video lectures No No Yes
Statistics 2 course from UC Berkeley Undergraduate Audio podcast No No Yes

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