AKALogoNoTagline

Akademos_Blog

The Impact of Textbook Costs on Student Retention (According to College Presidents and Provosts)

Posted by Jonathan Shar on July 20, 2015

In our 2015 survey of College Presidents, Provosts and CAOs on the Future of Bookstore Services and Textbook Delivery, we asked participants to weigh in on how the exorbitant cost of textbooks are affecting student outcomes. 

The majority (91%) of respondents agreed that the high cost of textbooks and course materials is having a negative impact on student retention, persistence, and completion.

retentionCAOSource: Akademos

Furthermore: 

  • 97% of 2-Year Public Institutions in the survey indicated that textbook costs negatively impacted retention and persistence, including 45% stating “Very Much”
  • 94% of Presidents in the survey indicated that textbook costs negatively impacted retention and persistence, including 37% stating “Very Much”

To learn what tactics higher education leaders are using to address this challenge and to view other key trends and predictions, download the College President, Provost and CAO Survey White Paper on the Future of Bookstore Services and Textbook Delivery today, available free of charge. 

Click here to download the survey results white paper  

 

Topics: Research, Textbook Affordability

Leave a Comment