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NCSS is the Ideal Companion Software Solution for Teaching and Learning Statistics

NCSS is dedicated to enriching the experience of teaching and learning statistical methods.

As an affordable, accurate, comprehensive, and easy-to-use statistical package, the NCSS 11 solution allows you to focus on teaching statistical principles and methods, rather than spending your time teaching software. Click here for the Student License Store, or contact us to get a quote for a classroom, lab, department, or institution.

For over two decades, NCSS solutions have been a part of learning statistical methods for thousands of students. NCSS software has been used in the teaching of students of all types and disciplines, from AP and undergraduate introductory courses, to advanced graduate and post-graduate courses. The NCSS and PASS solutions are also frequently used in thesis and dissertation research.


“I have been using NCSS in my high school classroom for 22 years. I find it very easy to use and my students use it to calculate their results for their lab reports, science fair projects, and now they are using it for AP Research projects. It can be used for everything from the basics to the most advanced statistics. NCSS is very affordable for any high school budget.”

—David Buncher, High school teacher, Miami, FL

  • Beginning Statistics
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Graduate Courses
  • Thesis
  • Dissertation
  • Medical Research
  • Programs
  • Nursing Programs
  • Business School
  • AP Statistics

“I really love this version of NCSS and as a teacher and a researcher in a medical field I can say there aren't many things I miss in it.”

—Dr. Adrian Buzea

Using NCSS Data Analysis and Graphics Software in Statistics Courses

The NCSS 11 analysis and graphics solution provides hundreds of tools for analyzing and visualizing your data.

Each step in using NCSS 11 is a breeze, and there are a variety of carefully crafted training videos for each topic. Complete documentation is included with the software, including technical details and examples.

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Aspects of NCSS that make it the perfect choice for teaching and learning statistics include:

Easy-to-Use Interface

The point-and-click interface is perfect for students learning beginning or advanced statistical techniques. Column-selection, options, reports, and plots are all specified with one or two intuitive clicks. We often hear from users of the software that NCSS is by far the easiest-to-use statistical software they have encountered.

Low Cost

The cost of NCSS for individual students, classes, lab computers, and instructors is very, very affordable. We have sought to price the software in a manner that is cost-effective for students of all levels.

Typically, the instructor licenses are free when licenses are purchased for a class.

Please contact us for licensing costs for individual students, classes, or labs, or view student prices through the student store.

Information about purchasing whole department or whole institution annual licenses can be viewed by clicking here. These costs may be adjusted to fit the needs of your institution.

Please also ask about our options for high school AP classes.

Training Videos

An expanding series of training videos is always available online for free. Each video contains a carefully thought out discussion of a specific topic, so students won’t have to spend an inordinate amount of time searching for answers in the video. Some examples of videos are Filters, Getting Started, Two-Sample T-Tests, Transformations, Contingency Tables, and much more.

Intuitive Data Window

The data window is an intuitive, column-based spreadsheet with straightforward filters, transformations, labels, and formats. Data can easily be opened, imported, copied-and-pasted, or entered directly. Watch a brief video about the data window by clicking here.

Help System

The Help system can be accessed from any window in the software by clicking the help icon in the top right corner. The PDF documentation will open to the topic of that window. The documentation contains tutorials, examples, annotated output, references, formulas, and complete instructions on each procedure.

User-friendly Graphics

NCSS has a large collection of tools for plots, charts, and graphs. These graphics procedures offer extensive flexibility to get your graph to look just as you want it, while still maintaining ease-of-use and intuitiveness. Videos providing details of individual aspects of graphing in NCSS are available for free at our website.

Graph Examples


NCSS/PASS Cited in Recent Publications

International Urogynecology Journal
Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Atherosclerosis
Annals of Oncology
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
International Orthopaedics
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Journal of Anesthesia
Journal of Cardiology
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Aquatic Botany
Journal of Infection
Journal of Dental Education
Health Economics Reivew
Schizophrenia Research
Environmental and Experimental Botany
Transfusion Medicine
Southeastern Surgical Congress
Pediatric Cardiology
Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Water Resources Research
Journal of Applied Entomology
Ophthalmology
Anesthesiology
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Experimental & Clinical Cardiology
American Heart Journal
American Journal of Transplantation
Annals of Internal Medicine
American Journal of Surgery
Journal of Hepatology
American Heart Association
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Bone Marrow Transplantation
International Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics
The Journal of Urology
The American Journal of Medicine
Radiology

I have been using NCSS in my high school class room for 22 years. I find it very easy to use and my students use it to calculate their results for their lab reports, science fair projects, and now they are using it for AP Research projects. It can be used for everything from the basics to the most advanced statistics. NCSS is very affordable for any high school budget.

David Buncher, High School Teacher, Miami, FL

"I have used NCSS since it was NCSS 2000. Absolutely love it."

Dr. William Kennedy, Consultant