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SPSS is a computer program used for text analytics and statistical analysis. It was originally its own company and stood for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, but was purchased by IBM in 2009. SPSS is used in both Social and Natural Sciences here at Colorado College.

SPSS is available in the Barnes, Palmer 2, Psychology Department, Math and Library North Basement labs, and via the SAS terminal server.

We have both a network license and a limited home use license for this software.

Network License

SSLVPN (Mac uses Network Connect, Windows uses Windows Secure Application Manager)

This software uses a network license, which means

  • We can install it on any college-owned computer on campus
  • To use the software, you need to be on the CC network
    • plugged in to the network on campus
    • or on eduroam
    • or via VMware View if you're off campus
To request this software to for install on a college-owned computer, please contact the ITS: Solutions Center.

We have 50 faculty home-use licenses for SPSS. Technically, they are standalone licenses, but they enable the faculty member to use SPSS off-campus, offline for an indefinite length of time.

If you are a faculty member and need SPSS on your college-owned portable computer, contact Melanie Rinkel.

Last updated: 12/30/2020