Break into tech with

Data Analytics

In 16 weeks, gain the skills necessary to start an entry-level job in Data Analytics. Pay $0 upfront, only pay after you're making $40,000 or more.

  • 16 weeks
  • 20 hours/week
Why Data Analytics

Why Data Analytics

Data analytics makes sense of information and data to drive decision making, at organizations in every industry ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Specialists in data analytics are often responsible for querying a company’s databases, processing and identifying trends in the data, and constructing data visualizations all in support of key business decisions. If you like working with numbers and finding patterns in the chaos, then data analytics could be the career for you.

Benefits of the field:

  • High salaries
  • Growth potential
  • Flexibility
  • Engaging, challenging work

Our graduates work for the world’s top tech companies

$0 Upfront Tuition

Pay $0 upfront

Build a career based on your potential, not your bank account. We invest in your success upfront. Once you’re employed making $40,000 or more, you’ll pay $95 for 60 months.

  1. Learn in-demand skills
  2. Land a new job
  3. Pay only after you’re hired
  4. Support the next class
Flexible Schedule

Learn on your time, from anywhere, while keeping your day job

Your coursework and meetings are online. Live meetings are only 3-5 hours per week. You can complete the coursework in-between shifts, on weekends – whatever works for your life.

Course Calendar

Monday, January 10

Java Development Course

  • At Work  8am – 3pm
  • Online Class  3pm – 5pm
  • Daycare pick-up  5:15pm
  • Family Dinner  6pm
  • 1:1 Career Coaching  8pm
Supported Learning

Work with a team dedicated to your success

Meet regularly with a career coach and squad of your peers to keep you on track. After you graduate, you’ll join a network of hundreds of Merit America grads.


  • Michael, Career Coach

    How’s your coursework going this week?

  • Cora

    I’m really struggling with the computer networking module.

  • Michael, Career Coach

    You’ve got this! Let me connect you with our tech trainer, Mac.

    Also, something to look forward to: the job success team will be at squad this week to talk about our employer partners.

How does Merit America Compare?

Merit AmericaTech BootcampCommunity College
Course Length14 weeks12-20 weeks50-100 weeks
In person/RemoteRemoteRemoteIn-person/Remote
Part-time? 25 hours Varies Varies
Maximum Payment/Tuition$5,700$16,000-$19,000$5,000-$10,000
Certification Yes Yes Yes
Organization TypeNon-profitFor-profitFor-profit or Non-profit
Training and Job Search Support Yes Yes Varies
Downside Protection Yes Varies No

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Get the data skills employers are looking for

  • Technical foundation

Data analytics fundamentals

Learn about data types and data structures, and learn how to clean and analyze data with spreadsheets.

  • Technical specialization

Manipulating data with R and SQL

Strengthen your technical skills by learning the programming languages R and SQL. These tools allow you to query databases and analyze data effectively at scale.

  • Professional skills

Building a career in data analytics goes far beyond technical skills. Standout in the interview process by building an effective resume and cover letter, and learn the best way to answer common technical interview questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility requirements:

If you don’t have a bachelor’s, you’re eligible for the program if:

  • You have a high school diploma or GED.
  • You are a fluent English speaker, reader, and writer.
  • You currently reside in the U.S. and are authorized to work in the U.S.
  • You have access to a laptop or desktop device that can connect to the internet.
  • You will be seeking full-time employment upon completion of the program.

If you do have a bachelor’s, you’re eligible for the program if all of the above bullets are true as well as: 

  • Your graduation year was more than 5 years ago AND
  • Your income for the last 12 months was less than $35,000.
  • You do not have a graduate degree.

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If you don't have a B.A. 

You're eligible for the program if:

  • You are a fluent English speaker, reader, and writer.
  • You're authorized to work in the U.S.
  • You have access to a dev

If you do have a B.A.

You're eligible for the program if: 

  • Your graduation year was 2015 or earlier AND
  • Your income for the last 12 months was less than $35,000.

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