Install SPSS for Students

The new SPSS code has been uploaded to the instruction sheet (for off-campus use). SPSS can be installed from the portal, Help & Downloads tab (for personal computers).  See instructions below.


Installation Restrictions

IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS®):

  • Can ONLY be used for University-related academic work or research

  • CANNOT be used in hospitals or clinics

  • CANNOT be used for University operational or administrative purposes (non-academic or non-educational)

Personal computer:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click Help & Downloads on the top menu.
  3. Click SPSS under Downloads.
  4. Click the subfolder for your computer's operating system (OS).  SPSS is not supported for Chromebooks.
  5. Download the SPSS Installation Instructions pdf and the file. 
  6. Follow the PDF instruction sheet to install and license the software.
    • NOTE: Installation code is included in the installation instructions, no need to call the IT Service Desk.

UTRGV Computer

  1. Windows computer: Search for and open the Software Center app.
    MAC computer:  Search for and open the Self Service app.
  2. Select SPSS® Statistics Premium™ from the list of applications.
  3. Click Run.
  4. Click Download to begin the installation.
  5. Click Run.

SPSS is also available for on- and off-campus use through the Virtual Computer Labs (vLabs).

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