SPSS is a computer program used for statistical analysis, also known as "IBM SPSS Statistics".

SPSS licenses under Columbia's discounted pricing agreement with IBM SPSS Statistics is available only to current Columbia University students, faculty, and staff. Current faculty, staff, and students are eligible for the license. Retirees, alumni, and non-affiliates are not eligible for this license.

Note: CUIT currently provides 64 bit software only for versions 28 and 29. These versions are available to both Windows PCs and Macs.

Clients purchasing SPSS are responsible for the installation and correct use of the product, as well as understanding hardware and operating system requirements.

CUIMC affiliates can purchase SPSS from CUIMC. All SPSS technical support for CUIMC affiliates is provided by CUIMC IT ([email protected]) and by SPSS.

How to Obtain SPSS Licenses

You can make all SPSS purchases by making a request. Faculty and staff should submit a departmental chart string for payment. CUIT will also send an invoice if requested. Students can now purchase SPSS licenses by submitting their C number, found in SSOL. Soon after you have submitted a request, you will hear from a CUIT representative. You will then be given access to download the software and provided with an authorization code.

If you have questions about how to purchase SPSS, please call the CUIT Service Desk at 212-854-1919 or submit a ticket for information.

All sales are final. Returns or refunds will not be accepted.

License validation period spans from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024

$229 per license

  • Price is based on the licensing contract along with an administration fee
  • One license is the equivalent of one computer (laptop, desktop)
  • The price is fixed and cannot be pro-rated. The software will not run after the license expires. To get the best possible results and avoid any risk of downtime, please make sure to purchase a renewal at least 5-7 business days before your license expires.

License Validity Dates

SPSS licenses are valid for a one year period, from July 1 through June 30. SPSS has a 30 day grace period.


Documentation is not included with the media and must be purchased separately through third parties. Please visit the vendor's website for SPSS Technical Support.