Teacher teaching a classroom of students

SAS® Academic Programs

Access free software, learning and teaching resources for students and educators

Free software and resources to learn and teach analytics

Learning analytics and other in-demand skills can launch countless career opportunities, which is why SAS supports academic initiatives for both students and educators.


Instructor teaching lesson in classroom


SAS provides free resources to help you learn new technologies, earn certifications and integrate analytics into the courses you teach.


Student sitting in front of academic building


We help you gain in-demand analytics skills that open doors to your future. Our courses, certifications and career resources get you started.

What’s the difference?

Discover the similarities and differences between SAS OnDemand for Academics and SAS Viya for Learners in this side-by-side comparison.

There's never been a better time to learn SAS skills

It's no secret the demand for data analytics skills is growing – and it isn't slowing down anytime soon. Learning SAS gives you the knowledge to succeed today and stay ahead in the future. 

Discover how data analytics skills help you land in-demand jobs and get ahead in your career – and explore how we can help you get started.

Image of SAS software on a screen

Get the free software you need

Explore free software options for students, educators and independent learners.

People collaborating

Leverage your digital badges

The SAS certification and skills directory makes it easy for employers to find you and connect about career opportunities.

Women using tablet

Use data in everyday life

Our data literacy courses teach you skills for understanding and using data – at school, at work and at home.

Earning a SAS certification gets you one step closer to the future you’ve always envisioned.

Learn how a student, an educator, and a research professional all benefit from their SAS certifications. Plus, get tips for beginning your journey to certification.

Partner with SAS. Prepare your students.

SAS Academic Specialization

Our academic specialization program can benefit your institution – and help your students pursue a future in analytics.

Connect Your Skills to Jobs

Career Connections

Claim digital badges as you learn and opt into the SAS certification and skills directory so that employers can find you and connect about career opportunities.

Explore Amazing Careers in Analytics

SAS User Stories

Whether they just landed their first job or decided to pivot midcareer, these SAS Users all found their way to careers they love. 

Our graduates must enter business and government with a level of data sophistication that allows them to solve real problems and relate those solutions to organizational leaders. That’s why SAS is a critical part of our applied economics and data analytics programs. Steven C. Myers Associate Professor of Economics The University of Akron