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This article includes an overview of the IBM SPSS statistical analysis package available to all students and employees. It is intended for the entire campus community.

Included in our license


  • SPSS is available for installation on both Macs and PCs.
  • Here are some troubleshooting steps to follow if your WSU Windows laptop doesn't see SPSS available to install while on-campus:
    • Right click on the start button and click on Windows PowerShell (Admin)
    • A black box will open. In the box type in: gpupdate /force (make sure that there is a space before the /)
    • Hit Enter. The box will flash some text after a minute or two.
    • Go back to the control panel > Get Programs and the list of software should appear for you including SPSS.
    • If you still don’t see the software, restart your computer.
    • You can also try to obtain SPSS from Software Center or Managed Software Center.
  • If this doesn’t work please work with Tech Support in Somsen 207. They will be able resolve your issue.