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SPSS 24 & 25 – Annual Subscription


IBM SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) provides data and statistical analysis, file management capabilities, graphics and reporting features. This year’s contract includes

  • Home Use Rider allows students and faculty to access IBM SPSS software at home or at off-campus locations. They benefit from the full complement of modules used by the university whether they are in the coffee shop, on the road or simply in the comfort of their dormitory or apartment.
  • Virtual Computer Lab Rider allows a college or university to host software in a virtualized environment and make it available to students or faculty, on or off campus, in accordance with the institution’s current licensing agreement.
  • Administrative Use Rider extends the Campus Edition to support not only teaching and learning purposes but also back-office and administrative use. This rider simplifies deployment even further by essentially creating a site-wide license.

Be aware that SPSS offers other bundles and terms for SPSS software directly to students, faculty and staff.  This is not under UW license.  See SPSS at general academic discount for details.

See the IBM SPSS Premium Edition site for details about the version available under UW license.

  • SPSS 24 and 25 Modules include:
    • Advanced Statistics
    • Custom Tables
    • Forecasting
    • Regression
    • Tables Original
    • Trends Original
    • Data Preparation
    • Bootstrapping
    • Neural Networks
  • AMOS is NOT part of this package
  • License must be renewed annually
  • Software can be installed on both institutionally-owned and personal computers.

Compatibility with Mac OS

Licensing Details

UW IT cannot prorate or refund the cost of the SPSS license subscription.

UW IT provides “Campus Edition” of the IBM SPSS. Description of this offering can be found here: IBM SPSS Statistics Campus Edition

IBM SPSS 24 & 25 are available through an annual subscription, with the license period running from July 1 through June 30.


  • UW matriculated, currently registered undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff (non-administrative use ONLY) are eligible to participate in this site license.
  • UW Affiliates not paid by the UW, visiting scholars, distance learning, and extension students are not eligible to purchase this software.
  • This software is for use on computers owned or leased by the UW or on the student, faculty, or staff person’s personal computer.

Get Software

Licenses for the next licensing period from July 1st to June 30th will be available on July 1st.

Authorized user license (Purchase and download from OnTheHub )

  • SPSS 24/25 Students personally owned equipment:  $100.00
  • SPSS 24/25 Staff/Faculty personally owned equipment:  $250.00
  • SPSS 24/25 UW owned equipment:  $450.00
  • SPSS 24/25 Renewal Code Only
    • Students personally owned equipment:  $100.00
    • Staff/Faculty personally owned equipment:  $250.00
    • UW owned equipment: $450.00
  • Purchase and download online. We recommend using a wired network connection to download from the OnTheHub site.
  • Payment is by credit card (ProCard) only.
  • Budget numbers are no longer accepted online.
  • The Activation Code for security reason is not sent in your email receipt. It is provided on your OnTheHub receipt screen. Make a note of it!
  • If you need activation code after the fact, it is found in your web store account  Click “Options” and select “Your Account/Orders”
  • The software can only be downloaded by the person who purchased it.

Concurrent Use Licenses

  • $450.00 per license
  • Generally only used in Computer Lab settings. You MUST install, configure and maintain your own Sentinel License Manager.

Example: There are 50 computers in the lab. No more than 20 students will use SPSS at any given time. You request 20 concurrent licenses. Each new instance of SPSS requests a license from the Sentinel License Manager and if granted, takes one license out of the license pool of 20. The attempt to launch 21st instance of SPSS will fail as the license pool is exhausted.

  • For use on UW-owned computers only
  • Send email to and include:
    • Version desired
    • Number of licenses
    • Budget Coordinator’s name, UW email address, e.g. Bob Smih,
    • Mailstop number
    • Budget number including the Task, Option, and Project code (in that order, if you use them).

Any modules not offered under this license are available directly through IBM SPSS Inc. Contact IBM for details.

New version upgrades are purchased as new licenses.

Get Help


Mac System Requirements This also includes link to other operating systems.

Installation Instructions

IBM SPSS Support for documentation online. You will need to create an IBM ID to access these pages.

General Questions

SPSS Technical Support (requires creating an account with IBM, support is free)

Other Questions: Send email to or call 206-221-5000.