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Study Confirms Colleges Can Improve Student Satisfaction

It’s abundantly clear that high textbook costs are a critical issue for colleges and their students, however there is no effective way to address this highly-complex issue.2016 How Colleges Improve Student Satisfaction & Bookstore Sales with Key Online Services Case Study

Our new study, available free-of-charge, provides proof that addressing college textbook affordability with specialized online bookstore solutions is highly effective and positively impacts student satisfaction, bookstore sales and academic success.

The study contains a comparative analysis from two surveys recently conducted on college student purchasing behaviors and bookstore services. One survey was administered exclusively to students currently enrolled at an Akademos partner schools, and another,  administered to college students enrolled at a random sample of "non-partner" institutions. 

Several notable differences revealed in the analysis include:

  • Students at institutions that offer an extensive selection of low-priced textbooks are significantly more satisfied with textbook costs than students in the general population
  • Students at institutions that provide a peer-to-peer marketplace as part of an online bookstore solution are considerably more likely than students in the general population to purchase all required course materials
  • Students at colleges that pffer first-rate bookstore websites are much more likely than students in the general population to be prepared for class with all required materials
  • Students at institutions with a mobile-optimized, school-sanctioned bookstore website are significantly more likely to forego purchasing textbooks on other third party websites

This comparative analysis follows on the heels of the white paper released last month that contains results of the survey administered to college students at "non-partner" institutions.

To read the complete analysis and learn about specific online college bookstore solutions that reduce the cost of textbooks and course materials and and improve key metrics including student preparedness, student satisfaction and bookstore utilization, please request.

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Written by Lauren LaFronz

Content Writer & Corporate Editor, Akademos

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