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SPSS Statistics is a software package used for statistical analysis.

SPSS for Home Use

SPSS for Home Use on a personal computer is available to faculty/staff members. During COVID-19, SPSS is also available for students who are in a class that requires it.

SPSS Home use - Student

SPSS Statistics Updated 6/1/2020 - IBM had previously provided SPSS Subscription Free trial available through June 15th 2020 (available at https://www.ibm.com/analytics/academic-statistical-software for a 90 day trial. This must be uninstalled to use below.

  • IBM SPSS installations after 6/1/2020 are available but require the software to be downloaded through WPconnect and then activated with an individualized license code.

Student seeking access to install SPSS for use on personal computers (through December 2020) should use the following process:

  1. Communicate with your professor to gain access to an individual license key for SPSS. Faculty can request a bulk set of activation license keys (for number of students in their class) through a Helpdesk ticket.
  2. To access the SPSS software install files and install/activate:
  3. Login to WPconnect
  4. Visit the Students tab and search for or click on the My Home Use Software List - Student (found in the Technology Resources and Services section.)
  5. Find the 'IBM SPSS 26 (and SPSS Patch) for Students' section and download both the main file and patch for your computer platform (Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit, or macOS.)
  6. Run the primary install file to install completion and then run the patch install file.
  7. Use the license key that you were provided to activate the software.

SPSS for Home Use on a Mac, see the following:

Please note that SPSS 24 for Mac OS X requires:

OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or better.
Apple Java 2014-001 ( http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572)

Apple Java must be installed prior to installing SPSS 24

SPSS 27 for Home Use Installation Instructions for PC

This process will take approximately 30 minutes and will restart your computer. Please close all applications before starting.

  1. Obtain and Download the Home Use Files from Information Technology - http://help.wpunj.edu
  2. Copy the install files to your hard drive (e.g. C:\temp)
  3. Close all applications. This installation requires a restart. Install SPSS for use at home.
  4. Right-click SPSS install file and choose Run as administrator.
  5. Click Yes to the User Account Control dialog if it appears.
  6. At the IBM SPSS Statistics 27 – InstallShield Wizard, click Next.
  7. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Install.
  10. Please wait while the software is installed.
  11. Check off "Start SPSS Statistics 27..." and click Finish.
  12. Select Authorized user license and click Next.
  13. Enter Authorization code and hit Add and then click Next.
  14. Click Next.
  15. Click Finish.
  16. Please restart your computer. SPSS 27 is now installed on your PC.


SPSS Commuter License for University Imaged Computer

If SPSS on a university imaged computer needs to be used off campus, there is an option to use the Commuter License. This needs to be set up while on campus or connected to VPN. This can be set for up to 30 days.

  1. Search for "IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Commuter License" from the Start menu.
  2. Select "IBM SPSS Statics (1200) 26.0 in the box and change "Duration (Days)" to the appropriate time frame. Select Check Out. You can now use SPSS while off network.
  3. Select "Check In" when you are ready to use SPSS on campus again.