SAS Academic Programs

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SAS® Academic Software

Free and low-cost analytics software options for the academic community.

Get the world's most powerful analytics software in the format that's right for you. SAS offers several free and highly discounted software packages in a variety of formats to fit your needs.

Choose the right software for you.

SAS® University Edition

Teach or learn SAS skills using SAS foundational technologies.





SAS University Edition running SAS Studio

Why choose SAS® University Edition?

  • Free software to use in statistics and quantitative methods classes in a variety of areas, from economics to health sciences.
  • Ability to download or launch in the cloud via Amazon Web Services.
  • Online community for interacting, getting support and sharing. 

SAS®OnDemand for Academics

Access statistical analysis, data mining and forecasting software.


SAS OnDemand for Academics running SAS Studio

Why choose SAS® OnDemand for Academics?

  • Point-and-click functionality eliminates need to program.
  • Accessible via the cloud and includes up to 5GB of data storage.
  • Opportunity to become part of the SAS Analytics U community and connect with other users.

SAS® Viya® for Learners

Build data science skills with our cloud-enabled, open analytics engine.


SAS Visual Analytics - Data Extraction - SAS Viya

Why choose SAS® Viya® for Learners?

  • The software is free and covers the entire analytics life cycle.
  • Enables you to build skills in data science, machine learning and AI.
  • It's open, so you can program in SAS, Python, R, Java and Lua.
  • Includes course materials to help build a cutting-edge analytics curriculum.

SAS® Visual Analytics & Teradata University for Academics

Incorporate data visualization into the classroom for free.

NOTE: Visual Analytics will be available through TUA until July 1, 2020.
After that, Visual Analytics can be accessed through Viya for Learners.



VA Software on a Ipad

Why choose SAS and Teradata University for Academics?

  • Gives students hands-on experience with visual data exploration and analysis.
  • Provides cloud-based access to the software and related course materials.
  • Includes preloaded data and case studies.

Education Analytical Suite

Get software and data for teaching and research via a low-cost enterprise license.



Education Analytical Suite running SAS Enterprise Guide

Why choose SAS® Education Analytical Suite?

  • Offers flexible, low-cost and unlimited licensing options.
  • Runs locally on Windows, Linux and other operating systems. No internet connection needed.
  • Provides local, unlimited data storage.
SAS keeps me current in a field that changes every day. And it gives my students a leg up when they go into the workforce because they can make decisions from a data warehousing or data mining perspective or a data analysis and data quality perspective that they wouldn't have gotten from a regular database class. Fay Cobb Payton, PhD Associate Professor of Information Technology North Carolina State University

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