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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 and students. IBM SPSS installations require the software to be downloaded through WPconnect and then activated with an authorization code.

Uninstall any older versions of SPSS you have on your computer before installing latest version.

Students or employees seeking access to install SPSS for use on personal computers should use the following process:

  1. Login to WPconnect.
  2. Visit the Students tab (or Employees tab for employees) and search for or click on the My Home Use Software List - Student (found in the Technology Resources and Services section.)
  3. Find the 'IBM SPSS 28' (or the highest release listed) section and download the ZIP file installer for your platform. (Windows 64-bit or macOS.)

On Windows:

  1. Uninstall any older versions of SPSS you have on your computer before installing latest version.
  2. Extract/Unzip the ZIP file to your computer.
  3. Open the extracted folder and run the Install-SPSS28-Home-Use.WPU.cmd file (run as administrator) to complete the install.
  4. Wait for process to complete which can take up to 30 minutes. Reboot computer after installation.

Possible troubleshooting step

You may see a pop up that says Windows Protected your PC

  1. Click More info
  2. Click Run anyway
  3. Another option is to right-click on install file and go to Properties and then check off Unblock

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

Please note that SPSS 27 for Mac OS X requires:

OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) or better.


SPSS Commuter License for University Imaged Computer

If SPSS on a university imaged computer needs to be used off campus and without a VPN connection, there is an option to use the Commuter License. This needs to be initially set up while on campus or connected to VPN. The commuter license can have a maximum duration of up to 30 days.

  1. Search for "Commuter License" from the Start menu.
  2. Select "IBM SPSS Statics (1200) 27.0" in the box and change "Duration (Days)" to the appropriate time frame (30 days max). Select Check Out. You can now use SPSS without being connected to the campus network.
  3. Select "Check In" when you are ready to use SPSS on campus again.