MATLAB is an integrated technical computing environment that combines numeric computation, advanced graphics and visualization, and a high-level programming language.

MATLAB is used for math and computation, algorithm development, modeling, simulation, and prototyping, data analysis, exploration and visualization. It can also be used for scientific and engineering graphics, application development and graphical user interface building.

Licensing restrictions:

This software is available for use on WVU-owned computers and personal computers. The software is to be used for WVU classroom, teaching and research purposes only. This software cannot be used for personal or commercial use.


Faculty can purchase this software through WVU using WVU funding.

Staff can purchase this software through WVU using WVU funding.

Students can install MATLAB for free. View the MATLAB Student Installation Instructions for a step by step guide.

Note: Before submitting a request for the software, read the above licensing restrictions to make sure you qualify to use the academic software. If you have any questions, contact SLIC by filling out a software assistance request using the SLIC Software Request Form.

How to order:

WVU Funds: MATLAB is available to all Faculty and Staff under a college site license at:

  • College of Business and Economics
  • Potomac State
  • Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
  • WVU Tech

Contact your local IT unit for access to find out how to download and install. Faculty and staff in all other colleges and departments can purchase MATLAB by completing the SLIC Software Request Form.

Personal Funds: This software cannot be purchased with personal funds.

Additional resources:

Access more information on the following topics:

  • MATLAB Academy
  • Video Tutorials for New Users
  • MATLAB Courseware
  • Simulink
  • And more!

If you receive an installer class error message while trying to install MATLAB on a Windows device, read this article on MATLAB Answers for possible solutions. If you need additional assistance, contact MATLAB support at 508-647-7000.

OS Compatibility:

Microsoft Windows


Windows 10 (version 1803 or higher)
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
*See full system requirements for Windows.

Apple Mac


macOS 11 (Big Sur)
macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
*See full system requirements for Mac.



Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 & 8
Debian 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (minimum SP2), 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (minimum SP2), 15  
*See full system requirements for Linux.


WVU-Owned computer Annual fee
Standalone License for Faculty $365
Concurrent License for Faculty $450
Concurrent Teaching Lab/Classroom $80
Students See "How to order" section.
Note: All licenses are annual subscriptions expiring September 30th of each year. All prices receive quarterly pro-rated discounts.


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