Tableau Academic Programs

Closing the data literacy gap with free software and learning resources for students and teachers.

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We're on a mission to create a data literate world

Since 2011, Tableau Academic programs have enabled more than 2.5 million students and teachers from accredited institutions around the world with critical data skills. As data literacy increases in importance, learning analytics with Tableau will help students stand out professionally, driving faster insights and informed decisions in their work.


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Student Stories

This summer, we reached out to our student community and asked them to tell us about their journey with data, and to see what advice they have for students interested in learning data analytics. And as we head into sunny weather and end a very trying year, we couldn’t think of a better time to celebrate with our students.

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I want students to know you can teach yourself Tableau. I was an Economics major at Michigan State and while didn’t learn Tableau in the classroom, I also knew that what you learn in class and what’s valuable in a professional setting can be very different!

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Improve your data skills today!

Take advantage of our commitment to close the data skills gap by using our programs and resources to level up your data skills and the skills of those around you today!

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Extend your analytics journey and grow your network on campus

Tableau Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are Tableau champions in higher education, empowering others to acquire fundamental skills to improve their employability and inspire them to work towards a more data-driven future.

The Tableau Student Guide

Student Ambassador, Maria Brock, created an online guide for students who are learning Tableau. It’s filled with helpful dashboard tips, student interviews, certification prep, and more.

Tableau for Clubs

Amplify your campus club with data skills, by bringing Tableau to your campus. Check out our ready-made materials.

Expand your data skills—on demand, on us

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Learn Tableau at your own pace for free

Through Tableau for Students, students receive eLearning for free for one year. Find what path is right for you.

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Be a data rockstar with eLearning

Tableau is on a mission to create a data-literate world. Data Literacy for All is a free eLearning program that provides data skills, regardless of skill level. 

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