Free and Discounted Software for University of Oklahoma Students

Free and Discounted Software for University of Oklahoma Students

You knew there were a lot of perks to being a University of Oklahoma student, but did you realize those perks extended to discounts on software? As part of its commitment to providing the best educational experience possible at an affordable price point, the university offers access to deeply discounted — and often free — access to products like Microsoft Office, EndNote, SPSS and more.

The following list of products will keep you on top of all of your class assignments without breaking the bank.

Free Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud includes Adobe’s collection of creative tools, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro. Students have access to this software for free in campus computer labs.


ArcGIS is a software suite designed for geographic information systems.


Autodesk provides 3D design, engineering and entertainment software for manufacturing, building and construction, as well as media and entertainment.

Azure Dev Tools

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching provides students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost.

Bitdefender Free (Antivirus/Malware Scanner Software)

Bitdefender Free provides active malware and virus scanning.

Cisco VPN

Cisco AnyConnect allows students to work from anywhere, on university-owned laptops and personal mobile devices, regardless of physical location.


EndNote is your complete reference solution, syncing all of your citations, attachments, reference groups and annotations so you have access anywhere, anytime.


Mathematica has nearly 5,000 built-in functions covering all areas of technical computing.


MATLAB is used for machine learning, signal processing, image processing, computer vision, communications, computational finance, control design, robotics and much more.

Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 (Antivirus/Malware Scanner Software)

Microsoft Security Essentials provides protection against malicious software, such as computer viruses, spyware, rootkits and trojan horses.

Microsoft Office

OU provides free access to the latest Microsoft products and services via your own licensed Office 365 account. Office 365 is a cloud-based service that allows you to work with Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Skype for Business and Excel.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes security technologies to prevent intrusions and protect your data.


Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) provides high-performance analytics.


IBM SPSS Statistics is an integrated family of products that addresses the analytical process from planning and data collection to analysis, reporting and deployment.

Windows Defender (Antivirus/Malware Scanner Software)

Windows Defender is an anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows that provides security against cyberthreats.

Discounted Software

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project helps you keep track of projects by streamlining project, resource and portfolio management.

Microsoft Visio

Visio makes it easy to create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs and more.

This list is current to February 2021 and is subject to change.

The College of Professional and Continuing Studies offers University of Oklahoma degrees 100% online. Learn more at PACS.OU.EDU, or bookmark the Resources section of the PACS blog for regular news and updates about the resources available to you as an OU student.


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Mary Hopper

Mary Hopper specializes in digital and content marketing at PACS. She is the project manager for the marketing department's team of writers, manages the college's digital advertising, and serves as editor and contributor for the PACS blog and social media efforts.