SAS Academic Programs

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Independent Learners

Sharpen your analytics skills on your schedule with free access to SAS® software. 

SAS programming is one of the most sought-after skills in the job market today. Not affiliated with a college or university? No problem. We offer a variety of resources – including free SAS software, free online tutorials and more – so you can get the analytics skills you need, on your time, on your terms.

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Start learning SAS® with free how-to videos.

Interested in learning SAS? Check out our library of short video tutorials to get a basic understanding of how to do the most common tasks in SAS. Created by expert SAS instructors, these videos cover specific tasks that you can learn at your own pace.

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Get marketable analytics skills with free e-learning.

According to a study from Money and, SAS Analytics skills ranked first in a list of the top 21 skills employers value. And our e-learning courses put hands-on SAS training at your fingertips. You can access these online tutorials whenever and wherever is convenient for you. All you need is an internet connection.

Learn about our e-learning courses

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Validate your skills with SAS® Certification.

Already know SAS? Validate your skills by getting a SAS Certification credential. It's a good way to enhance your résumé and stand out from the crowd. Several certifications are available, along with resources to help you prepare for certification exams.  

Learn about SAS Certification

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Take advantage of all our resources.

Whether you're looking to learn SAS, boost your skills, connect with other users or advance your career, we put a wide variety of resources at your disposal. Check out all we have to offer.

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Free SAS® Software for Independent Learners


SAS is the only game in town if you're interested in working with analytics at Fortune 500 companies, the government or large research institutions.

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SAS User Support Analyst, Social Science Statistics Center
University of Missouri

Look who’s using SAS®.

Thousands of schools around the globe use SAS in the classroom.

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SAS® skills net the biggest paycheck.

By 2018 demand for workers skilled in analytics could outpace supply by 60 percent – or 1.6 million jobs – according to a McKinsey Global Institute study. And a massive study from Money and found that SAS Analytics skills are the most valuable skills to have in today's job market.

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