SPSS Statistical Software Licenses

SPSS is a statistical analysis software program that can be licensed by CUIMC faculty, staff and students. Licenses must be renewed annually and will only run during the period specified by SPSS.

Purchasing and License Period

This page, the License Distribution Rules page, and the SPSS FAQs contain detailed information on using and licensing SPSS from CUIMC IT.


SPSS versions 29, 28, and 27 are compatible with most current versions of Windows and Macintosh, however you must verify version compatibility with your computer(s) prior to ordering. Refunds will not be given under any circumstances. See the SPSS current System Requirements and or contact SPSS Support with any questions.

Available Versions and Products

SPSS versions 29, 28, and 27 are available as new or renewal licenses. There is no fee for installation media. A link for downloading installation media will be included with your license, it is not necessary to request it.

Basic documentation can be found in the SPSS installation media as PDF (Adobe Acrobat) files. Other add-on modules are available for a fee directly from SPSS.

Technical Support

The CUIMC IT Service Desk provides this license as a service to the Columbia University Irving Medical Center community. Please refer to our site license rules prior to purchasing SPSS. We offer some telephone support for installing SPSS. The licensee is responsible for maintaining and operating his or her own hardware and operating system.

SPSS Technical Support can be contacted directly for assistance on any issues or questions.

Cost and Payment

SPSS licenses are $142 each for the upcoming period, with limited installation support. There is no bulk pricing or pro-rating. There is no fee for the installation of media/software, however, only one may be provided per order/licensee.

Payment can now be made by credit card online (payment details can be entered after submitting your order), as well as ARC chart string (faculty and staff), and cash. P-Cards cannot be used.

How to License SPSS

If you are not sure what to order, please see the FAQ titled How do I know what kind of license to order or whether I need an installation kit?

Please review all of these steps prior to submitting the online order form.

  1. Complete the SAS/SPSS Software Sales Request form linked under Submit a Service Request on this page. Orders cannot be refunded or exchanged for any reason once the online form has been submitted.
  2. Once your order has been processed (typically within one business day) you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your purchase (if applicable), sign, and receive the order electronically.
    • You must agree to install SPSS on only those machines for which you have paid the license fee. This agreement is subject to auditing by SPSS Inc.

For queries on site licensing, please send an email to 5help@cumc.columbia.edu.