IBM SPSS Available

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IBM SPSS Statistics 

We are excited to announce that we have signed a campus agreement with IBMSPSS. The campus agreement will provide all current PAU Students, Staff, and Faculty the rights to install IBM SPSS on their personal computer for free! (Note. Each request is limited to one personal computer.) 

IBM SPSS Statistics is a widely-used program for statistical analysis in social science, published by IBM. Modules available with the site license include SPSSStatistics Base, Advanced Statistics, and Regression. IBM SPSS Statistics can be installed on Windows, Mac and LINUX operating systems.

Who is eligible?

IBM SPSS Statistics may be installed on a University owned computer, or used on a home computer by faculty, staff or students currently enrolled at Palo Alto University. When submitting a request please use your email address.

What modules are available?
  • SPSS Statistics Base
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Regression

Version compatibility

Microsoft Windows --> Download here
  • Windows 8.1 (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise, 32- & 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise, 32- & 64-bit
  • Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, or Enterprise, 32- & 64-bit)
  • Intel or AMD processor running at 1GHz or higher
  • 2 GB RAM minimum
  • 4 GB minimum free drive space
  • XGA monitor (1024x768) or higher resolution
  • Internet Explorer 8 or higher OR Firefox 24 or higher or Chrome 28 or higher
Macintosh --> Download here
  • Mac OS X version 10.8 ("Mountain Lion") or higher, 64-bit only
  • Intel 64-bit processor
  • 4 GB RAM minimum
  • 2 GB minimum free drive space
  • XGA monitor (1024x768) or higher resolution
  • Safari 6.0 or higher OR Firefox 24 or higher OR Chrome 28 or higher.
How do I get the software and license?
  • Download the IBM SPSS Software for your Operating System here
  • Apple Macintosh OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.10. (Yosemite) computers use SPSSC_23.0_MAC_OS_ML.DMG
  • 64-bit Download for Windows 7, 8, and 10 use
  • 32-bit Download for Windows 7, 8, and 10 use
  • Visit the help portal for instructions for downloading software and installing. 
  • Request a license 
    • Contact You must use a valid email address for the request. 
    • Once we confirm your status a license key will be emailed to you.
  • Don't have access to a computer?
    • Visit the PAU Library computer lab
    • SPSS version 22 is installed in the library computer lab.
  • SPSS demo copies
    You can get a 14-day trial version directly from IBM here:: 
    (or just search on “IBM SPSS trial”)
Getting Help

You may find the following resources helpful:

We hope that our students, staff, and faculty find this service to be highly beneficial and should reduce the costs associated with purchasing the IBM SPSS Grad Packs. If you have any questions or concerns about this new program please contact

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