SPSS is statistical (quantitative analysis) software for Windows and Mac OS X and is available for faculty and staff provided it is installed on university-owned computers only, and is used for "teaching, learning, and academic research" only and not for any administrative purposes, such as analysis on students, enrollment research, retention analysis, student advancement, donor management, or any uses that in some way can advance or benefit the university. This means that it should typically be used by only teachers and students. If anyone in the IR Department, Admissions, Enrollment, Finance, etc., are using the "Campus Edition" license, their use may be out of compliance.
These costs are for a one year license (which must be renewed annually) and are per seat. If you are buying for a class or a lab, you will need to buy enough licenses for each user. Students may wish to investigate one of the many alternatives to SPSS since we can only buy student licenses in packs of 20 ($800 for 20 student licenses.)
Support & Training
There is limited support for SPSS. Technical support is through IBM.
The Statistical Computing Center (SCC) provides support in using those packages and also in applied statistics to a faculty member, research staff, and graduate students. We also provide training workshops. Please see our website link for more information and for an up-to-date workshop schedule.