With data analytics in higher demand than ever, professionals in industries from marketing to robotics to healthcare are boosting their own data skills. But how do you know which data analytics training course is right for you? Not all of these courses are equal: some set you up with career assistance, access to industry professionals, and require a capstone project to solidify your skills, while some provide a basic data analytics tools overview. Some are designed to be full-time, in-person courses, while some are supplemental courses for working professionals. And the price differential changes based on how much additional support and guidance you get on breaking into the industry. Here’s a chart of some data bootcamps and online courses, comparing their cost, number of hours, and what each offers to help you get started.

BOOTCAMPLEVEL DATA
ANALYTICS
BOOTCAMP

(Full-Time)
LEVEL DATA
ANALYTICS
BOOTCAMP

(Hybrid)
GALVANIZE DATA
SCIENCE COURSE
COURSERA DATA SCIENCE SPECIALIZATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY DATA ANALYTICS COURSE
LENGTH8 Weeks20 Weeks12 Weeks12-24 Weeks10 Weeks
HOURS/WEEK4010-1540Self-paced6-10
TOTAL HOURS320320480100 to 15060 to 100
PRICE$7,995$7,995$16,000$423$3,500
FORMATFull-time in personPart-time in person and onlineFull-time in person.OnlinePart-time in person
LOCATIONBoston, Seattle, Charlotte, Silicon ValleyBoston, Seattle, Charlotte, Silicon Valley, OnlineAustin, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Phoenix, San Francisco, SeattleOnlineATL, Austin, Boston,
Chicago, Denver, LA,
NYC, SF, Seattle, D.C.
CURRICULUM
StatisticsXXXXX
ExcelXXXX
SQLXXXX
RXXX
TableauXXX
Data VisualizationXXXXX
HadoopX
PythonX
Predictive AnalyticsXXX
Machine LearningXXXX
CAPSTONE PROJECTCustom 1:1 capstone project
where each student is paired with an employer partner
Custom 1:1 capstone project
where each student is paired with an employer partner
Custom capstone project to present at demo nights.Same project for every student.Final project with feedback
from peers, instructor,
and guest panelists.
INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENTEmployer partners who provide case studies, hire analysts, and guest lectureEmployer partners who provide case studies, hire analysts, and guest lectureGuest speakers and lecturers.NoneGuest Panelists
CAREER SERVICESAccess to Northeastern University’s #2 nationally ranked career services, professional development days and networking opportunities with employer partnersAccess to Northeastern University’s #2 nationally ranked career services, professional development days and networking opportunities with employer partnersInterview coaching and practice, resume review, and introductions to partner companies via outcome team. Hiring Day with employers.NoneNone