SAS® University Edition

Pay nothing. Gain everything.

University Edition

Free SAS® software for academic, noncommercial use. An interactive, online community. Superior training and documentation. And the analytical skills you need to secure your future.

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Powerful statistical software. And it's free.

SAS University Edition includes SAS Studio, Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/IML, SAS/ACCESS and several time series forecasting procedures from SAS/ETS. It's the same world-class analytics software used by more than 83,000 business, government and university sites around the world, including 92 of the top 100 companies on the Fortune Global 500®. That means you'll be using the most up-to-date statistical and quantitative methods. And did we mention it's free?

Easy to access. Easy to use.

You can download and install the software yourself. There's no need to go through convoluted channels for software distribution. And a web-based development interface makes writing and submitting code easy (no, really!).

SAS University Edition Welcome Screen
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Be part of a great community.

Access to the world's best advanced statistical analysis software is only the beginning. You also get access to the online, interactive SAS Analytics U community. There, you'll find valuable resources for teaching and learning SAS. You can connect with fellow SAS users to ask questions, share ideas and best practices, collaborate on projects and get peer support. There are also great tutorials and other ways to interact with users through social media channels to help you stay connected and in the know.

Fill the skills gap.

Employers in all major industries are facing a persistent analytics skills gap. That means anyone with analytic prowess will be in high demand from employers around the world. What's more, a Monster.com article, "Job Skills That Lead to Bigger Paychecks," named SAS as the skill that nets the biggest paycheck. If you’re a student, learning SAS is a great way to prepare for – and secure – your future. If you’re a teacher or professor, teaching SAS is a great way to attract top students and to equip tomorrow's workers with the skills they'll need to succeed.

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SAS® University Edition Feature Highlights

An intuitive interface

Lets you interact with the software easily from your PC, Mac or Linux workstation. You can also use JupyterLab as the interface.
Learn about SAS Studio.

A powerful programming language

Makes programming fast and easy with a fourth-generation programming language (4GL) that's easy to learn and use.
Learn about Base SAS®.

Comprehensive, reliable tools

Provides a wide range of state-of-the-art statistical methods.
Learn about SAS/STAT.

A robust, yet flexible matrix programming language

Enables more in-depth, specialized analysis and exploration.
Learn about SAS/IML®.

Time series forecasting procedures

Includes several time series forecasting procedures – TIMEDATA, TIMESERIES, ARIMA, ESM, UCM and TIMEID.
Learn about SAS/ETS®.

Out-of-the-box access to PC file formats

Provides a simplified approach to accessing data.
Learn about SAS/ACCESS®.

Also available via Amazon Web Services

Gives you the option to run the software in the cloud, rather than download it locally. You can get SAS University Edition for free from AWS Marketplace (AWS usage fees may apply).

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