Saylor.org is a free and open collection of college level
courses. There are no registrations or fees required to take our
courses, and you will earn a certificate upon completion of each course. Because
we are not accredited, you will not earn a college degree or diploma; however,
our team of experienced college professors has designed each course so you will
be able to achieve the same learning objectives as students enrolled in
About the Saylor Foundation
The Saylor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by
Michael J. Saylor, founder and CEO of business intelligence firm MicroStrategy
and the Foundation’s sole trustee. Mr. Saylor created the Foundation because he
had a very simple, very earnest, and very bold idea: Education should be free.
Changes in technology are making the distribution of information faster,
easier, and cheaper. At the same time, high-quality educational materials are
becoming increasingly digital and easier to access around the
The Saylor Foundation is pushing the open education movement forward and
creating greater access to Open Educational Resources (OER). Saylor.org features
over 200 free, self-paced, automated courses. While we do not confer degrees, we
do offer the knowledge equivalent of thirteen popular disciplines.
We hire credentialed professors to create course blueprints and to locate,
vet, and organize OER materials into a structured and intuitive format. Our
consulting professors also create original OER content and link to freely posted
copyrighted materials to fill in any gaps. Each course culminates with a final
exam, and students receiving a passing grade can download a certificate of
Our current focus is on the undergraduate college level with the goal of
producing high course and program completion rates. We intend to focus on the
primary, secondary, and post-graduate levels in the future.
We’re excited to work with the OER community to help pave the way for
students to obtain a quality education at no cost.