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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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Best Practices For Textbook Adoption - White Paper Now Available

Our new Best Practices for Textbook Adoption White Paper was released today and is now available at no charge upon request.    

The White Paper highlights the best practices to support well informed, timely course material adoptions - this new resource will help make the adoption process easier for college administrators and faculty, while preserving academic freedom.
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White Paper: How College Bookstores Can Thrive With The New Hybrid Bookstore Model 

The New Hybrid College Bookstore Model White Paper was released today and is now available for download. 

This exclusive report provides key learning on how institutions are successfully implementing a low-cost online bookstore offering, while building a best-in-class on-campus shop.

For many institutions, the college bookstore is an integral part of the campus experience, but maintaining a vibrant retail shop has become increasingly challenging as competition from online, third-party providers has intensified and students are leaving the school-sanctioned bookstore in search of better pricing on their textbooks and course materials.

New White Paper: Reducing Textbook Costs Through an Online Bookstore

Institutions that have taken action are starting to see positive results in saving students money, improving bookstore utilization, and increasing student satisfaction.

Reducing Textbook Costs Through an Online BookstoreOver the past three decades college textbook prices have grown 812%, increasing three times faster than the Consumer Price Index. Administrators, faculty, students, and parents are increasingly concerned about the escalating cost of textbooks. Colleges are now searching for new solutions to lower costs and support their core mission of educating students.  

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