SPSS Statistics: LSU Overview

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General Information

SPSS is a modular, tightly integrated, full-featured product line for the analytical process-planning, data collecting, data access, data management and preparation, data analysis, reporting, and deployment.

  • Compatible with the following Operating Systems
    • Mac, Windows, & Linux.

No Personal Devices

Software License Information:  

  • LSU is ONLY Licensed for the LSU Main Campus in Baton Rouge, LA.  This is in accordance with the Software License Agreement between LSU & IBM (SPSS & AMOS). In addition to this campus restriction, no personal devices are allowed to install or use the software.
  • If you are working from home, you are required to access this software only from an LSU-owned device provided by your department, or you may remote into a campus device via Remote Desktop to use it as well. It is also available on the LSU VLab General Desktop as needed in interim.

Some examples include:

  • An LSU laptop you use at home that was provided to you by your department for work, or that you bought with a LaCarte card - this is OK
  • A personal laptop you bought for yourself with your own funds, or was gifted to you, to use for work & school - this is NOT ok


LSU Students

Purchase through OnTheHub.com/spss.    (This is for your personal computer.)

FREE to use in the Public Access Labs AND on the LSU Virtual Lab (VLab).      

(How do I open SPSS on the LSU VLab?)

LSU Faculty & Staff

Purchase through ITS - $130 per License per Year.  (This is for use on your LSU-Owned Computer.)

Purchase through OnTheHub.com/spss.  (This is for your Personal Computer.)

FREE to use in the Public Access Labs AND on the LSU Virtual Lab (VLab).      

(How do I open SPSS on the LSU VLab?)

FREE to use on LSU-owned Windows computers via Software Center.

Purchase Procedure (Processed by ITS)

SPSS: How to Purchase & Re-Install

Downloads & Install

Download from TigerWare


Renewing an existing install


Available Modules

The available modules within our license include the following:

  • Statistics Base, Data Preparation, Bootstrapping, Advanced Statistics, Regression, Custom Tables, AMOS, Forecasting, and Missing Values*.

* Only Missing Values is exclusive to the Software Center version of SPSS. Individual licenses purchased or installed from Tigerware will not have Missing Values functionality.

The following modules are unavailable, however can be purchased by individual departments annually as a full package of every add-on not included in the Standard license above for $400 per user:

  • Categories, Decision Trees, Neural Networks, Direct Marketing, Complex Samples, Conjoint, Exact Tests

If your department would like to purchase this, please have your IT group send in a TDX Software License request and specify you would like the SPSS 1 year term faculty pack license for additional modules. Please keep in mind that this may not be compatible with the free offering on Software Center which means you would also need to have bought the base SPSS license for one user for $130 previously; ITS will discuss this with you and determine a total cost before any purchase is made.


Training & Support

SPSS Software Solutions

SPSS Support from IBM

SPSS User Communities

SPSS Documentation provided by IBM

LSU Support & Policy Statements

Service Desk Contact Information

Policy Statements


Referenced from:  IBM

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