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Minitab 17 Site License

Minitab 17 is now available through the University of Massachusetts site license. The license is only valid for installation on University-owned machines, at any UMass campus, and requires a minimum purchase of 5 licenses. Site licenses require an annual fee due in June. For current pricing, see ITs Site License information page.

Students can get Minitab with a 6 or 12 month license through the Minitab OnTheHub.

System Requirements

Minitab 17 Client System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Pentium compatible, 1GHz or higher
  • Memory: 512 MB of RAM minimum; 1+ GB recommended
  • Disk Space: 140 MB available hard disk space
  • Display: 1024x768 or higher
  • Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher

Minitab software acquired through the UMass IT site license requires the installation of the Minitab License Manager. The License Manager can be installed on the same machine as Mintab, or on a network server.

Minitab License Manager System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server 2008, WIndows XP, Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Pentium compatible, 1GHz or higher
  • Connectivity: At least one enabled network interface card
  • Hard Disk Space: 100 MB (Dependent on log file settings)
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM minimum; 1+ GB recommended

Licensing Minitab

If you wish to get Minitab under the University of Massachusetts site license program, please contact the UMass IT Help Center at 545-9730,, or stop by A109 LGRC (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.). You must have your license before you install Minitab. If you want to try before you buy, get the 30-day free trial at When you are ready for your permanent software, you will need to re-install, using the download link below.

Download and Installation Instructions

License Renewal Instructions

What's New in Minitab 17

 For a complete list of new features, go to

Compatibility with Minitab 16


Minitab 16 Worksheets and Projects can be opened in Minitab 17. 

Minitab 17 Worksheets and Projects cannot be opened in Minitab 16.  However, using Minitab 17 you can save projects or worksheets in Minitab 16 format.  Any features of a Minitab 17 Project that are not supported in Minitab 16 will not be available when the project is opened using Minitab 16.


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