Administrators should begin to prepare the request for renewal, along with the ARC chart string, to continue service for the new validation period of July 1 2016 to June 30, 2017

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. The software is not available to alumni.

Note: CUIT does not currently provide SPSS v. 23, 32 bit software , or v.24  (32 or 64 bit) for Macintosh computers.

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

Columbia University Medical Center affiliates should send email to 5help@columbia.edu for assistance with SPSS.

How to Obtain SPSS Licenses

CUIT is no longer selling SPSS through the Columbia University Book Store. You can make all SPSS purchases by submitting an online 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 an online request for information.
All sales are final. Returns or refunds will not be accepted.

Pricing for the 2016-17 License Period

$41 per license

  • 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 one month 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 vendors' website:

SPSS Technical Support