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SPSS Site Licenses For Windows and Macintosh

Purchasing and License Period
Licenses for the July 2013 to 2014 period are now available. Regardless of when you make your purchase, the current available SPSS license will expire on July 29, 2014.
  • The license period is fixed by SPSS and cannot be pro–rated; the program will not run after the license has expired. If you would like to receive an entire year’s usage, you must wait until new licenses are available to place your order.
  • You must verify SPSS version compatibility with your computer(s) prior to ordering. Please contact SPSS Support or see their System Requirements.
  • SPSS orders cannot be refunded for any reason once the online form has been submitted. If you have any questions contact us prior to submitting a license request.

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

SPSS version 21 is 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
Currently only SPSS 21 is available through Columbia University's license. Anyone running an earlier version will need to upgrade and should pick up an installation disc with their license order. There is no fee for installation discs, however only one can be given out per order/licensee.

Basic documentation can be found on the SPSS installation disk as PDF (Adobe Acrobat) files. Other add-on modules not listed below are available for a fee directly from SPSS. The license includes the following SPSS Products:

  • Exact Tests
  • Missing Values
  • Conjoint
  • Forecasting
  • Neural Networks
  • Bootstrapping
  • Complex Samples
  • Decision Trees
  • Data Preparation
  • Direct Marketing

Technical Support
The CUMC IT Service Desk provides this license as a service to the Columbia 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 via chat, email or 800 number, please see the upper right area of their website for current contact information.

Cost and Payment
SPSS licenses are $79 each for the period of July 2013 to July 2014. There is no bulk pricing or pro-rating. There is no fee for the installation disc, however only one may be given out per order/licensee. We are not able to sell SPSS to students, see above for details.

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 SPSS Site License Agreement web form, linked at the end of these instructions.
  2. Once submitted please allow 24 hours for your request to be processed by the Service Desk staff. Pick up is only available between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday.
  3. Stop by the Service Desk on the 2nd floor of the Hammer Building to sign your license and pick up any installation material.
    • Licensee signature and a valid Columbia University ID card will be required to pick up software.
    • 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.
Click here to continue to the SPSS order form.
Orders cannot be refunded for any reason once the online form has been submitted.

For queries on site licensing, please send an email to

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