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Meredith College Partners with Akademos To Deliver Significant Savings on Textbooks & Course Materials

The Akademos virtual bookstore platform will drive textbook affordability by offeringmeredith_logo-1.png students a vast selection of low-cost options & enabling faculty to easily evaluate and adopt course materials.

Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of online college bookstore solutions, announced today that Meredith College has joined its rapidly-growing list of partner institutions. 

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New Akademos Survey Highlights Growing Demand for Enhanced Tools & Services To Better Support Textbook Affordability and Digital Course Materials

2017 President, Provost & Academic Leadership White Paper provides valuable 2017 President, Provost and Academic Leadership Survey on Textbooks, Course Materials and Bookstore Servicesinsights and best practices for addressing the rapidly changing textbook and course materials marketplace.

Today, Akademos, Inc. announced the release of its latest proprietary research survey and White Paper on textbooks, course materials and bookstore services. The findings of the 2017 President, Provost and Academic Leadership Survey on Textbooks, Course Materials & Bookstore Services provide unique insights into the obstacles colleges and universities face to reducing textbook and course material costs and highlights some of the best practices implemented across institutions to address them.

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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