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Teaching, Learning and Research success with SAS

Teaching Resources

Teaching materials from SAS are free of charge and provide university instructors with everything they need to teach a SAS course. Materials can be used in whole or in part, provided they are used to teach degree seeking students in degree granting university or used to train internal university employees.

Teaching materials include:
  • Chapter-by-chapter instructor notes
  • PowerPoint slides for easily presenting the material to your students
  • Course data sets for easily demonstrating the concepts being discussed
  • Practice exercises to enhance your students' comprehension.
All materials are reproduction-ready and delivered electronically.

Requesting Teaching Materials

  1. View a list of available materials.
  2. Fill in this request form for the desired course materials.

Curriculum Consulting

SAS can work with your institution to help incorporate SAS into your academic offerings. Whether you are looking to create a single activity, a for-credit course, a sequence of courses building toward a degree, or certificate program or to create a new program, SAS' expert analytical and curriculum consultants can help you develop the SAS curriculum you need to accomplish your goals.
Software Access

SAS University Edition

SAS University Edition is a no-cost, packaged offering of core SAS software. It is available to students, professors, academic researchers, and lifelong learners. It includes:
  • Base SAS (SAS programming language)
  • SAS/STAT (statistical methods)
  • SAS/IML (matrix programming)
  • SAS Studio (interactive interface to SAS)
  • SAS/Access Interface to PC files (e.g., Microsoft Excel, JMP, Paradox, SPSS, Stat, DBF)

Download SAS to PCs, Macs and Linux workstations.

SAS OnDemand for Academics

SAS OnDemand for Academics provides access to the power of SAS over the Internet at no cost. Processing takes place on SAS hosted servers via your broadband internet connection. SAS OnDemand for Academics provides access to the popular SAS software:
  • SAS Enterprise Guide – the power of SAS with a point and click interface
  • SAS Enterprise Miner – SAS' powerful data mining solution
  • SAS Forecast Server (beta) – The power of forecast modeling
  • SAS Studio - Platform independent code editor

SAS OnDemand for Academics is licensed for academic teaching only.

SAS Visual Analytics

Incorporate hands-on experience with SAS Visual Analytics into instruction at no cost through a partnership with Teradata University Network (TUN) and SAS. SAS Visual Analytics allows you and your students to explore data, create reports, and share results to the Web and mobile devices. In addition to the software, professors also have access to related teaching materials. A broadband connection is required.

SAS Education Analytical Suite

SAS Analytics technology in a bundle specifically designed for teaching and research in education. Licenses for the Educational Analytical Suite (.pdf) now come with complimentary, unlimited access to SAS e-learning courses.

SAS Programming Language
  • SAS Programming I: Essentials
  • SAS Programming II: Data Manipulation Techniques
  • SAS Programming III: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies
  • SAS Macro Language I: Essentials
  • SAS SQL I: Essentials
SAS Enterprise Guide (point-and-click interface)
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting (newest version of the course)
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 2: Advanced Tasks and Querying
  • Introduction to Statistical Concepts
  • Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression
  • SAS Enterprise Guide: ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
  • Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
Associated e-Learning with your campus SAS Enterprise Miner software license
  • Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
  • Rapid Predictive Modeling for Business Analysts

JMP for Statistical Discovery

The visual, interactive, and easy-to-learn desktop analytics of JMP Statistical Discovery Software lets students master statistical concepts quickly. JMP's unique navigation paradigm drives students through statistics using point, click, drag, and drop, and then displays results as statistics and graphs in the same window. Students can easily subset, perform subsequent analyses, and create 3D and moving graphics to help understand the results of their analyses. JMP runs on Windows and MacIntosh platforms.

As the market demand for professionals with analytical and problem-solving skills increases, SAS seeks to provide university students with an analytical toolset that enables them to address modern, data-intensive business problems.

To accomplish this goal, SAS is holding workshops for professors who are bringing the power of analytics to the classroom at no charge. The workshops include course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee.

The topics covered in these workshops are designed to be taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The courses are intended to encompass one semester of teaching, equivalent to four credit hours per semester. This consists of three hours of lecture per week plus a weekly lab.

Orlando, FL
December 16-17, 2015 Survival Data Mining Using SAS Enterprise Miner Software
December 16-17, 2015 Using SAS to Clean Big Data
December 18, 2015 SAS Visual Statistics: Interactive Model Building
December 18, 2015 SAS Visual Analytics: Getting Started
Cary, NC
July 11-15, 2016TBD
July 25-29, 2016TBD

Please submit the interest form to receive the registration information for these workshops.

Classes are offered as a series of days so that you can take several classes.

Additional workshops and dates will be added when confirmed. Please check back frequently for additional workshop opportunities.

Teaching Materials

Teaching materials for these workshops are available at no cost for self-study or use in your classroom even if you are unable to attend the workshop. These course packages include PowerPoint slides, instructor notes, and data sets.
  1. View a list of available materials.
  2. Submit this request form for the desired course materials.
Master Program

Whether you are creating a single activity, a course, a sequence of courses building toward a degree, or a new undergraduate or graduate degree program, our expert analytical and curriculum consultants can help.

See a list of institutions who offer master programs with a SAS focus.

Certificate Program

SAS will work closely with your institution to develop a joint certificate program in a variety of areas of SAS expertise. Designed to recognize students with advanced SAS knowledge, the program can use pre-existing courses or ones newly developed in consultation with SAS. While your university will administer the program, the certificate will be co-sponsored by SAS, assuming a set of minimum requirements for credit hours and covered topics are met. Certificates are awarded after the successful completion of the course requirements. See a list of institutions who offer the Joint Certificate Program.

Institutions who offer master programs with a SAS focus:

Athabasca University (Canada) - Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Analytics
Bellarmine University - Master of Science in Analytics
California State University Long Beach - Master of Science in Applied Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University - Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) degree with a Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) concentration
DePaul University - Master of Science (MS) in Marketing Analysis
George Washington University - Master of Science in Business Analytics
Harrisburg University - Master of Science in Analytics
Indiana University - Business Analytics Certificate Program
Kennesaw State University - Master of Science in Applied Statistics
Louisiana State University - Master of Science in Analytics
Michigan State University - Master of Science in Business Analytics
National University - Master of Science in Data Analytics
North Carolina State University - Master of Science in Analytics
North-West University (South Africa) - MSc in BMI with specialization in Business Analytics
Northwestern University - Master of Science in Analytics
Oklahoma State University - Different M-level programs
Oklahoma State University - Master of Science in Business Analytics
Pace University - MS in Customer Intelligence and Analytics
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Master of Science in Business Analytics
Stevens Institute of Technology - Master of Science in Business intelligence and Analytics
Texas A&M University - Master of Science in Analytics
University of Alabama - MBA in Business Analytics
University of Arkansas - Master of Information Systems
University of Central Florida - Master’s degree in Data Mining
University of Cincinnati - Master of Science - Business Analytics
University of Connecticut - Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management
University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana - The Master of Science Concentration in Analytics
University of Maryland - Master of Science in Data Analytics
University of Melbourne (Australia) - Master of Business Analytics
University of Missouri - Master's in Statistics - new applied track
University of North Carolina–Charlotte - Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA)
University of South Australia - Master of Data Science
University of South Carolina - One Year MBA
University of Southern California - Master of Science in Business Analytics
University of Tennessee-Knoxville - Master’s in Business Analytics

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Institutions who offer the Joint Certificate Program:

Applied Econometrics and Data Science Foundations using SAS

Valparaiso University

Business Analytics/Business Intelligence

Anáhuac University - Mexico
Appalachian State University
Arkansas State University
Bentley University
Bryant University
Cleveland State University
Cleveland State University
Creighton University
Dakota State University
George Brown College - Canada
HELP University - Malaysia
Loyola University Maryland
Michigan State University
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Montana State University-Billings
National University
Oklahoma State University
Qiunnipiac University
Rider University
Saint Joseph's University
Stetson University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Sunway University - Malaysia
Texas A&M University
UiTM, Malaysia
University of Arkansas
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Melbourne - Australia
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
University of South Florida
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of West Georgia

Marketing Research and Analytics

Centennial College - Canada
Michigan State University

Data Mining

Bryant University
California State University at Long Beach
Central Michigan University
City University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
HEC Montréal - Canada
Hang Seng Management College - Hong Kong
IMAM - Mexico
Kennesaw State University
Loyola University Maryland
Macao Polytechnic Institute – Macau
Miami University-Ohio
New York University
Oklahoma State University
Texas Tech University
University of Alabama
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Central Florida
University of Louisville
University of Texas at Dallas

SAS Programming and Data Analysis

Brigham Young University
City University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Florida State University
University of California-San Diego
University of Cincinnati
University of Fraser Valley - Canada
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Western Kentucky University

Statistical Analysis

City University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Kennesaw State University
Purdue University
Queens University - Canada
Southern Methodist University
York University - Canada
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OSU Certificate Program
Oklahoma State University Data Mining Certificate holders
Supplemental Resources


SAS Bookstore offers many books particularly suited for use in teaching and for reference. This list of bestsellers is organized by these categories: basic statistics, advanced analytics/predictive modeling, research/clinical, data mining and business intelligence.

Academic Discount

Products published by SAS Institute (SAS Press books, Certification Prep Guides, Course Notes and SAS Documentation) are available at a 20% discount off the full price for those in the field of academia in the US and Canada. Visit the SAS Bookstore to learn more about the academic discount or to order products with an academic discount.

Evaluation Copies

If you are considering a SAS title for your classroom, SAS Bookstore is pleased to offer our products to qualified professors and instructors at academic institutions who are interested in teaching SAS. You can request an academic evaluation copy for your review.

Generation SAS Blog

Stay up-to-date with the latest resources available. Generation SAS is a blog designed specifically for students and professors. Find out about the latest updates, tips and techniques, new program initiatives and opportunities.

Teradata University Network (TUN)

Teradata University Network is a web-based portal for faculty and students in data warehousing, business intelligence/decision support, and database that is provided at no cost to the university. This content also can support Introduction to IT courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. SAS is a partner with the Teradata University Network.