Intro to Statistics (Beta)

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  • College Credits

    Earn 3 transferable college credits

  • On Your Schedule

    Interactive with flexible time & pace

  • $400 Per Course

    Fully refunded if you don't pass*


This Statistics course is a critical thinking class designed to help you see order in chaos. You’ll gain data analysis tools that help you better understand the world, and make better decisions.

Our 4 renowned instructors will guide you through building your statistical toolkit, and show how statistics are used to make inferences in a variety of real-world situations. 

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We’ve hand-selected 4 pedigreed instructors who are gifted communicators, each with a passion for teaching the tools of Statistics through a critical thinking lens.

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How it

First, choose between a 14-week term or 7-week intensive. 

Enjoy cinematic video lessons (our CEO co-founded MasterClass).

Enhance your learning with gorgeous interactive textbooks based on evidence-based active learning principles. 

When it is time for exams, open windows are designed to fit around your schedule. 

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Hit a snag on the site? Have a burning question? We’ve got you covered.

Our dedicated Student Success team is available to assist you—and push you—to help you pass with flying colors. 

Free tutoring is available for this course when you need it. And, if you do all the work but do not pass, we will offer a full refund*.

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Traditional course Outlier Intro to Statistics

Cost per course

$2,400 on average

Cost per course



Usually 3-4 credits from your school


Earn 3 credits that transfer to your school of choice


Pay full price after the drop deadline


Full refund if you don’t pass*


In-person, Zoom, or pre-recorded lectures


Immersive, interactive digital experience


1 per class


4 world-class instructors


Specific time and place


On-demand, anywhere


Specific hour


Flexible window

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Full refund if you don’t pass

If you’ve put in the time and effort to do all the work for a course but do not receive a passing grade, that’s on us and you will receive a full refund. You may also exit the course before the drop deadline to receive a full refund (12 days from start for 14-week courses, and 3 days from start for 7-week intensive courses).

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What you’ll learn

This course covers all the basic Statistics principles and techniques you’ll need for college credit, plus:

  • The connection between doctorate degrees and cheese consumption

  • The effects of aging and gender on actors’ Hollywood careers

  • The best (or worst) places in America for cat and dog owners to live

  • The real chances of winning big next time you’re in Las Vegas

  • How to spot fake news and bad data

  • ... engaging and beautifully-produced online courses that earn students real college credit.”

  • ... accessible college classes at a fraction of the cost.”

  • ... making distance learning as good as the real thing.”

Frequently asked questions

  • $400 per course, for now. Our goal is to reduce the cost of college and reduce student debt, but there are many factors to consider as we plan for 2020 and beyond. TLDR: if you want the introductory price of $400, enroll asap!

  • Yes, you can be anywhere in the universe (with wifi) and you'll be able to complete the course.

  • If you've put in the time and effort to do all the work for the course but do not receive a passing grade, that's on us and you will receive a full refund! You may also exit the course before the drop deadline to receive a full refund (12 days from start for 15-week courses, and 3 days from start for 7-week intensive courses). For more information on refunds please refer to our Refund Policy.

  • Tutoring sessions will be scheduled to maximize compatibility with students’ schedules and availability. Exams are each open to take for a set window of time (usually several days); however, all other course materials are available to you from the time the course opens through the end of the final exam window.

  • We have technology built into our courses that allows us to prevent academic dishonesty and detect it if it occurs.

  • Yes, we welcome international students from most countries, subject to certain limited restrictions under U.S. trade law.

  • Outlier is currently offering 1,000 scholarships for frontline workers who are staying on the job during the  COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients get a free Outlier course of their choice, redeemable until November 19, 2022 (two years from the scholarship’s launch). 

    This scholarship is available for the first 1,000 eligible applicants who complete a simple questionnaire and short video submission.

    Learn more here.

  • If you have a request for reasonable disability accommodations, contact Please include specifics regarding the accommodation you are seeking. Additionally, if you have a disability accommodations letter from a school you are currently attending, you may send that to us as well.

    Outlier is committed to ensuring that learners with accessibility needs have equal opportunity to succeed in our courses.

  • Early on in the process of designing Outlier, we found that many students use their laptops late at night, and don’t feel like staring into a lightbulb. Too much white in the background of videos and active learning would be fatiguing and unpleasant. We also think it’s pretty neat that we decided to do this before Apple shifted everything to dark mode.

  • Unlike delicious, calorie-free ice cream and most things that sound too good to be true, this is for real — $400 for 3 college credits that you can transfer to your school of choice. Our team has been working tirelessly to build a product that will make world-class education more equitable and more accessible, and change the way people define excellent education.

  • Yes, and it was hard. Our instructors did extraordinary things like set up their own cinematography equipment and converted garages into sets, all while staying safe and careful.

    A huge thanks to the team and our instructors for this massive effort. It shows how much we all care about making these courses.

  • “Beta” is how we designate the first few real-world cohorts of any new course we launch. The course and materials have been created to our exacting quality standards, but like any good course are improved and modified with each class that goes through it to adjust to the student base. A “beta” period gives us the chance to tinker with pacing, improve the clarity, and fine-tune our Student Support for the course. It also lets you know that we welcome any and all feedback from you and you may find your requests swiftly applied. Your Outlier Beta course will still get you the same outcomes & credits as any other Outlier course, plus maybe a little extra attention from our Student Success team as they learn about how the course is working and if there’s anything we can do to make it better.