SPSS for Students  

Product Information

License Period: August 01, 2017 to July 31, 2018

Cost: $60 per single machine SPSS license.

Current Version: 24

Restrictions: For students only.

License Type: Annual Subscription.

Guides and Books: Available at the U of T Bookstore

Supported Operating Systems: Windows, Mac

System Requirements for SPSS for Mac:

  • SPSS 25 is supported on 10.12 and above.
  • SPSS 24 is supported on 10.10, 10.11 and 10.12 only.
  • SPSS 23 is supported on 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11 only.

System Requirements for SPSS for Windows:

  • SPSS 25 is supported on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
  • SPSS 24 is supported on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
  • SPSS 23 is supported on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10.

Installation Media: Installation media is included with online purchase.


Purchase online at software.utoronto.ca while on the UofT network (wired and wireless).


SPSS is a powerful, feature-rich, statistical analysis program. It is used in a wide variety of disciplines. Its menu-driven system for selecting various statistical analyses and report writing make it a favourite for many introductory statistics courses. Students can focus on statistics instead of spending time writing program code.

On-line software activation required on all versions of SPSS. All versions of SPSS from the U of T Licensed Software Office must be renewed annually.

Vendor and Support:

Vendor: SPSS Inc.

Support Website: IBM SPSS Technical Support

Customer Service: E-Mail: spsscs@us.ibm.com

Frequently Asked Questions:

See the department, faculty, and staff SPSS page for other Frequently Asked Questions for SPSS.

Q: What is the difference between the student and departmental version of SPSS?
A: The price is $60 for students and $80 for departments, faculty, and staff. The software is identical.