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Webinar Materials: Decreasing Textbook Prices & Increasing Student Success

Last week’s well-attended webinar, City Colleges of Chicago’s Formula for PPT Cover CCC Webinar (1).jpgDecreasing Textbook Prices and Increasing Student Success – Revolutionizing the Course Materials Adoption Process, received a lot of positive feedback from attendees.

Participants found the live case study on how changes in the adoption process, new policies, and a new software platform played a large role in addressing textbook affordability and student preparedness, engaging and highly informative.

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Houghton College Chooses Akademos' Online Bookstore Solution To Reduce Course Material Costs

The Akademos platform and marketplace will provide Houghton students Image result for houghton collegewith lower cost course materials and a highly personalized, user friendly purchasing experience.

Houghton College, a Christian liberal arts college nationally recognized for its rigorous academics and stellar alumni placement rate, has selected Akademos as its online bookstore provider to help students save on textbooks and course materials. Houghton is located in the western area of the state of New York and is comprised of more than 1,000 students from 39 states, 31 countries, and 30 Christian denominations.

Why Students Continue To Leave The College Bookstore

Survey data highlights an 8-point increase in students shopping outside Akademos CFO Survey Data - Students Leaving The Bookstore
school-sanctioned bookstore since 2013 

Data from the 2017 College CFO Survey on Course Materials and Bookstore Services reveals that nearly half (46%) of survey participants reported that their students abandoned their school-sanctioned bookstore to shop elsewhere for course materials in 2017 – an 8-point increase since 2013’s CFO Survey results.

New Webinar: City Colleges of Chicago’s formula for decreasing textbook prices & increasing student success

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Register for our new webinar revealing City Colleges of Chicago's formula for decreasing textbook prices and increasing student success – revolutionizing the course material adoption process.

Black River Technical College Partners with Akademos To Improve Textbook Affordability

The Akademos online bookstore and marketplace will offer BRTC students significant savings on course materials while enabling faculty to easily evaluate and adopt low-cost course material options

Black River Technical College (BRTC) has partnered with Akademos to
launch an brtc logo.jpgonline bookstore that will offer students substantial savings on course materials and enable faculty to evaluate and adopt low-cost course material options. Located in Pocahontas, Arkansas, BRTC is a public, two-year college committed to transforming lives and impacting the surrounding community through quality academic and career education.

New CFO Survey Highlights the Negative Impact Textbook Prices are Having on Student Success

43% of respondents report that high course material costs are having a significant impact on student retention, persistence and completion at their institutions.

New CFO Survey Highlights the Negative Impact Textbook Prices are Having on Student Success

Addressing textbook affordability continues to be a key challenge for colleges and universities across the nation. The high cost of course materials affect not only where students choose to shop for their textbooks and course materials, but if they purchase required materials at all — ultimately, affecting students’ preparedness and overall academic performance.

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