If you want to** get summary statistics in Excel**, you have come to the right place. Here, we will walk you through** 7 easy** **and effective methods** to do the task effortlessly.

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## 7 Methods to Get Summary Statistics in Excel

The following dataset has the **Name**, **Math Score**, and **Science Score** columns. Using this table, we will go through **7 easy and effective methods** to **get summary statistics in Excel**. Here, we used **Microsoft Office 365** to do the task. You can use any available Excel version.

### 1. Use of Status Bar to Get Summary Statistics in Excel

In this method, we will use the **Status Bar** to **get summary statistics in Excel**.

**Steps:**

Let’s go through the following steps to do the task.

- First of all, we select cells
**C5:C12**of the**Math Score**column. - Then, in the
**Status Bar**, you can see the**Average**,**Count**, and**Sum**of the selected cells.

Here, however,** Maximum** and** Minimum** are missing.

- Next, to add
and**Maximum**to the**Minium**, we will**Status Bar****right-click**on the**Status Bar**. - At this point,
**mark Minimum**and**Maximum**from the**Customize Status Bar**.

Here, you can mark any item that you want to show on your** Status Bar**.

- Furthermore, we select cells
**C5:C12**of the**Math Score**column.

Then, in the **Status Bar**, you can see the **Average**, **Count**, **Min**, **Max**, and **Sum **of the selected cells.

Hence, you can **get summary statistics in Excel**.

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### 2. Applying SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, MIN, and COUNT Functions

In this method, we will use the **SUM**, **AVERAGE**, **MAX**, **MIN**, and **COUNT** functions to **get summary statistics in Excel**.

** ****Steps:**

Let’s go through the following steps to do the task.

First, we will calculate the **Sum **of the **Math Score**.

- To do so, we will type the following formula in cell
**C16**.

`=SUM(C5:C12)`

- After that, press
**ENTER**.

As a result, you can see the** Sum **of the **Math Score** in cell **C16**.

- Furthermore, we will type the following formula in cell
**C17**to calculate the**Count**of the**Math Score**.

`=COUNT(C5:C12)`

- At this point, press
**ENTER**.

As a result, you can see the** Count **of the **Math Score** in cell **C17**.

- Next, we will type the following formula in cell
**C18**to calculate the**Average**of the**Math Score**.

`=AVERAGE(C5:C12)`

- Moreover, press
**ENTER**.

Then, you can see the** Average **of the **Math Score** in cell **C18**.

- Furthermore, we will type the following formula in cell
**C19**to calculate the**Minimum**of the**Math Score**.

`=MIN(C5:C12)`

- Next, press
**ENTER**.

Therefore, you can see the** Minimum **of **Math Score** in cell **C19**.

- After that, we will type the following formula in cell
**C20**to calculate the**Maximum**of the**Math Score**.

`=MAX(C5:C12)`

- Furthermore, press
**ENTER**.

Hence, you can see the** Minimum **of **Math Score** in cell **C19**.

- Afterward, we follow a similar procedure to calculate the
**summary statistics**of the**Science**column.

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### 3. Using Data Analysis ToolPak to Get Summary Statistics for One Quantity

In this method, we will use the** Data Analysis **toolpak to **get summary statistics in Excel**. This is a quick and handy method to get all the statistics summaries.

Let’s go through the following steps to do the task.

#### Step-1: Enabling Analysis ToolPak

In case your **Data Analysis** **ToolPak** is not enabled, you can follow the following steps to **enable the Data Analysis toolpak**.

- First, go to the
**File**tab.

- Then, select
**Options**.

At this point, an** Excel Options **dialog box will pop up.

- Then, from
**Add-ins**>> click on**Go**.

Next, an **Add-ins** dialog box will pop up.

- After that,
**mark**on**Analysis Toolpak**>> click**OK**.

This will add the **Data Analysis **toolpak.

#### Step-2: Getting Summary Statistics Using Data Analysis Toolpak

In this step, we will use the** Data Analysis** toolpak to get **summary statistics in Excel**.

- In the beginning, from the
**Data**tab >> we will select**Data Analysis**.

Next, a **Data Analysis** dialog box will appear.

- Then, from
**Analysis Tools**>> select - Moreover, click
**OK**.

At this point, a** Descriptive Statistics **dialog box will appear.

- Then, select cells
**C4:C12**as**Input Range**. - Furthermore, as our data has a header, we will mark
**Labels in first row**. - Moreover, we will select
**Output Range**as the**output options**. - Along with that, we will select cell
**F2**in the**Output Range**box. - In addition, mark
**Summary statistics**. - Next, click
**OK**.

As a result, you can see the **summary statistics in Excel**.

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### 4. Use of Quick Analysis Feature

In this method, we will use the Quick Analysis feature to **get summary statistics in Excel**.

Let’s go through the following steps to do the task.

#### Step-1: Empowering Quick Analysis Feature

In case your **Quick Analysis** feature is not enabled, you can follow the following steps to **enable the Quick Analysis feature**.

- First of all, go to the
**File**tab.

- Afterward, select
**Options**.

At this point, an **Excel Options** dialog box will appear.

- After that, go to the
**General**option. - Afterward, from the
**User Interface options**>> mark**Show Quick Analysis options on selection**.

This will enable the **Quick Analysis** feature when you will select a range of values.

#### Step-2: Obtaining Summary Using Quick Analysis Feature

In this step, using the **Quick Analysis **feature, we will **get summary statistics in Excel**.

- First, we will select the cells
**C5:D12**. - After that, we will click on the
**Quick Analysis**feature which is on the**left bottom side**of the selected data, marked with a**red color box**.

Here, you can select the cells **C5:D12** and press **CTRL+Q** to bring out the options of the** Quick Analysis** feature.

- Furthermore, select
**Totals**.

Next, you can see in the **Total **option the **Sum**, **Average**, and **Count** along with some other options.

- Further, we will
**hover our mouse**on the**Sum**, and you can see the**Sum**of**Math Score**and**Science Score**in cells**C13**and**D13**respectively. - At this point, we will click on
**Sum**.

As a result, you can see the** Sum** of the **Math Score** and **Science Score **in cells** C13** and **D13** respectively.

- Moreover, we will
**hover our mouse**on the**Average**, and you can see the**Average**of**Math Score**and**Science Score**in cells**C13**and**D13**respectively. - At this point, we will click on
**Average**.

Hence, you can see the** Average **of the **Math Score** and **Science Score **in cells** C13** and **D13** respectively.

- Afterward, we will
**hover our mouse**on the**Count**, and you can see the**Count**of the**Math Score**and**Science Score**in cells**C13**and**D13**respectively. - Next, we will click on
**Count**.

Therefore, you can see the** Count **of the **Math Score** and **Science Score **in cells** C13** and **D13** respectively.

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### 5. Using Table Feature to Get Summary Statistics in Excel

In this method, we will use a **Table** to **get summary statistics in Excel**.

Let’s go through the following steps to do the task.

#### Step-1: Inserting Table

In this step, we will insert a **Table**.

- First of all, we will
**select the entire dataset**by selecting cells**B4:D12**.

Here, you can select the entire dataset by clicking on cell** B4** and pressing **CTRL+SHIFT+Right arrow+Down arrow**.

- Then, from the
**Insert**tab >> select**Table**.

At this point, a **Create Table** dialog box will pop up.

- Here, make sure
**My table has headers**is marked. - Then, click
**OK**.

As a result, you can see the **Table**.

#### Step-2: Acquiring Summary Statistics Using Table

In this step, we will use the **Table** to **get summary statistics in Excel**.

First, we will click on a cell of the **Table**.

- Here, we clicked on cell
**D9**.

This will bring out a **Table Design** tab.

- Then, from
**Table Style Options**>> select**Total Row**.

Then, you can see the **Total **in cell **D13**.

Along with that, you can see** two drop-down arrows** in cells **C13** and **D13**.

- Next, we will click on the
**drop-down arrow**of cell**C13**.

As a result, you can see several statistics term in the** drop list**.

- Furthermore, we will select
**Sum**from the**drop list**.

Hence, you can see the** Sum** of the** Math Score **in cell** C13**.

- Moreover, we will click on the
**drop-down arrow**of cell**D13**. - Along with that, we will select the
**Average**from the drop list.

Then, you can see the** Average** of the **Science Score** in cell **D13**.

Therefore, in a similar way, you can find out other statistical terms as well.

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### 6. Inserting Pivot Table to Get Summary Statistics in Excel

In this method, we will insert a** Pivot Table** to** get summary statistics in Excel**.

Let’s go through the following steps to do the task.

#### Step-1: Adding Pivot Table

In this step, we will add a **Pivot Table**.

- First of all, we will select the entire dataset by selecting cells
**B4:D12**. - Next, from the
**Insert**tab >> select**PivotTable**.

At this point, a** Pivot Table from table or range** dialog box will pop up.

- Then, we will select the
**Existing Worksheet**. - In addition, we will select cell
**B15**as the**Location**. - Moreover, click
**OK**.

As a result, a** Pivot Table** will be created in the** Existing Worksheet**.

#### Step-2: Gaining Summary Statistics Using Pivot Table

In this step, we will use the** Pivot Table** to **get summary statistics in Excel**.

Here, we will find out the summary statistics for **Math Score**.

- In the beginning, from
**PivotTable Fields**>> we will mark**Math Score**. - Along with that, we will drag the
**Math Score**into the**Values**group.

Therefore, you can see the** Sum of Math Score** in cell **B16**.

Next, we will find out the** Count** of the **Math Score**.

- To do so, from
**PivotTable Fields**>> we will mark**Math Score**. - Along with that, we will drag the
**Math Score**into the**Values**group.

As a result, you can see the** Sum of Math Score2** in cell **C16**.

- After that, we will
**right-click**on cell**C15**>> select**Summarize Values By**from the**Context Menu**. - Along with that, we will select
**Count**.

- In a similar way, we will find out the
**Average**,**Maximum**, and**Minimum**of the**Math score**.

Hence, you can see the **Average of Math Score **in cell** D16**,** Max of Math Score** in cell **E16**, and **Min of Math Score **in cell** F16**.

Therefore, you can **get summary statistics in Excel**.

### 7. Employing Power Query to Get Summary Statistics in Excel

In this method, we will use** Power Query** to** get summary statistics in Excel**.

Let’s go through the following steps to do the task.

#### Step-1: Employing Power Query

In this step, we will employ a** Power Query**.

- First, we will select the
**entire dataset**>> go to the**Data**tab. - Furthermore, from
**Get & Transform Data**group >> Select**From Table/Range**.

At his point, a **Create Table** dialog box will appear.

- Then, click
**OK**.

As a result, you can see the created **Power Query**.

#### Step-2: Getting Summary Statistics Using Power Query

In this step, we will **get the summary statistics using Power Query**. Here, we will find out the Summary statistics for **Math Score**.

- First, we will go to the
**Transform**tab. - After that, from the
**Table**group >> select**Group By**.

Next, a **Group By **dialog box will pop up.

- Then, select
**Advance**.

Furthermore, you will notice that the** Name** box has** three dot points** on the **right side**.

- Next, we will click on the
**dot points**. - Moreover, select
**Delete**from the**Context Menu**. - Along with that, we will click on
**Add aggregation**to add another group.

- After that, we will type
**Sum**in the first**New column name**box. - Furthermore, under the
**Operation**group, we will click on the**drop-down arrow**of the**Count Rows**box >> select**Sum**from the drop list.

- Along with that, under the
**Column**group, we will click on the**drop-down arrow**of the**Name**box. - Next, as we want to find the summary statistics for
**Math Score**, we will select**Math Score**from the drop list.

As a result, you can see the first** New Column Name** box has **Sum**, the **Operation** box has **Sum**, and the **Column** has **Math Score**.

- In a similar way, we will type
**Average**in the second**New column name**box. - Furthermore, we select
**Average**in the second**Operation**box. - In addition, we will select
**Math Score**in the second**Column**box. - Further, to add another group, we will click on
**Add aggregation**.

- After that, following a similar procedure, we add
**3 more groups**named**Median**,**Maximum**, and**Minimum**. - Then, click
**OK**.

As a result, you can see the summary statistics in the** Power Query**.

Afterward, we will import these summary statistics to the** Excel sheet** where we have the main dataset.

- To do so, we will go to the
**Home**tab. - Afterward, from the
**Close & Load**group >> select**Close & Load To**.

Next, an** Import Data** dialog box will pop up.

- Then, we will select the
**Existing Worksheet**. - Furthermore, we will select cell
**B15**to put the data. - Moreover, click
**OK**.

Therefore, you can see the summary statistics of the **Math Score**.

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## Conclusion

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