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New Akademos White Paper provides valuable insights from College CFOs on textbooks, course materials and the future role of the college bookstore

The 2017 College CFO Survey report highlights an accelerated rise in students leaving THUMBNAIL 2017 CFO White Paper.jpg
the college bookstore and business 
administrator concern over the impact of textbook prices on student performance and persistence.

Today, Akademos Inc. announced the release of an exclusive new White Paper that highlights the results of their proprietary 2017 College CFO Survey on Course Materials and Bookstore Services. This comprehensive report provides critical insight on today’s top college and university bookstore trends and includes findings on bookstore sales, textbook affordability, student preparedness, and emerging trends in digital course materials, eLearning models and general merchandise sales.

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Price & Convenience: Keys to Growing Your Textbook Sales

Growing numbers of college students are abandoning the campus bookstore and purchasing textbooks from less expensive third-party websites - but it’s not only price that’s driving them away.College Textbook Affordability

A recent survey conducted by Akademos on college student textbook purchasing and bookstore services reveals that “convenience” also plays a very influential role in where students decide to purchase textbooks and course materials, with 58% of students citing it as a critical factor affecting where they buy or rent

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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. 

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How to Impact College Student Preparedness

A recent survey conducted by Akademos on college textbooks and bookstore services revealed a troubling trend  a large percentage of students wait until on or after the first day of class to order course materials.College Textbook and Bookstore Services Data Akademos

Student unpreparedness is an issue with far-reaching consequences. Students who begin courses without the required materials invariably end up trying to play catch-up  and the longer they wait to get their books, the farther behind they’re likely to fall - and the worse they’re likely to perform.

However, the survey results also uncovered that there’s an actionable way to address this issue  which is good news for colleges and universities.
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College Student Survey Provides Important Insights into Textbook Purchasing & Bookstore Services

This white paper, available free-of-charge, provides valuable insights on why many college students don't purchase their required course materials and are turning away from the school-sanctioned bookstore. College and University Student survey on Course Material Purchasing and Bookstore Services
Other issues explored in this new resource include:

  • The cost students pay academically for high textbook prices

  • How poor communication about course material requirements is affecting student success

  • How key factors such as convenience are causing students to abandon school-sanctioned bookstores

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White Paper: Why Students Are Leaving The College Bookstore

Our new white paper, Why Students Are Leaving The College Bookstore, was released today and is now available for download. pic_Ld.jpg

Find out how other institutions are transforming their college bookstores into a best-in-class student service and seeing significant improvements in textbook affordabilitystudent satisfaction, and bookstore utilization - even as student demands for accessibility, convenience, and affordability accelerate.

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