Academic Programs

Tableau for Teaching

Incorporate visual analytics into any curriculum.

Tableau is free for instructors around the world

One Professor’s Story

Learn how Chon Abraham, Associate Professor, Mason School of Business, is helping her students learn Tableau and get relevant internships.

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Why Tableau?

In-demand skills

Data isn’t going anywhere. Companies are hiring for analytical skills to tackle big data in every industry.

Student engagement

Spend less time teaching software and more time helping your students find deep analytical insights.

Easy to use

With a large library of on-demand tutorials and a dedicated support community, teaching data analysis is easier than ever.

Check out the instructor resource page for self-service learning options, ready-made curriculum materials, answers to frequently asked questions, and license support.

See who’s using Tableau

Thousands of schools around the globe are using Tableau in the classroom.

Nanyang Polytechnic

Information Technology students use Tableau to learn about business intelligence and analytics.

Cranfield University

Research students increase understanding and cut data analysis efforts in half.

New York University

Students learn visual best practices to highlight data insights.

Tableau Desktop: drag-and-drop visual analytics

Analysis at the speed of thought

Tableau is designed to support how people think. Leverage natural ability to spot visual patterns quickly. See the drag-and-drop analytics solution built for speed and ease of use.

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The State of Data Education in 2016

Tableau conducted a year-long study to catalogue the state of analytics education in the United States. The study looks at which higher education institutions offer analytics programs, and how the landscape is changing in response to the heightened demand for analytics skills in the marketplace.

Read the full report

Ready to use Tableau in your curriculum or academic research?

TFT Instructor Licenses

Provide the following information to unlock your free one-year license to activate Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep for teaching and non-commercial academic research. Not sure if you qualify? Find out here.

Are you a student? Visit to request your license.

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Additional Terms and Conditions: The licenses provided through Tableau’s Academic Programs shall be used only for Instructional Use or Noncommercial Academic Research. “Instructional Use” means evaluating Tableau for classroom use, developing materials and familiarity in Tableau for classes, and academic instruction. “Noncommercial Academic Research” means conducting not-for-profit research projects, which are not intended to or in fact produce results, works, services, or data for commercial use by anyone or to generate revenue. By submitting this form, you agree that any Tableau Academic Program licenses provided through Tableau’s Academic Programs will only be used for these purposes.

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