Kelly Johnston

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April 29, 2022 | by Kelly Johnston | in Commentary, Student Success

Celebrating Community College Month

The life-long impact of a community college can't always be measured by facts and figures. Sometimes, in the success stories is where you find all the data you need.

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Sul Ross State University Increasing Degree Affordability

In collaboration with online course materials platform Akademos, the West Texas public university is taking the high cost out of buying course materials and textbooks

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North Park University Online Textbook Platform Boosts Affordability

In a move to increase affordability for its socio-economically diverse student population, Chicago’s North Park University has made the move to an online course materials platform. The new initiative will enable the nearly 3,000 university students to access textbooks and course materials at a lower price.

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Mt. Hood Community College Accelerates Adoption of OER and Low-Cost Academic Resources

A leader in OER and content affordability, Oregon community college launches online bookstore to enhance student experience, improve affordability and boost retention

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Launches Online Bookstore, Reducing Textbook Costs

New York State’s high-tech state university is launching an online bookstore to enhance student experience and improve affordability. Our newest partnership with SUNY Poly, one of U.S News & World Report’s Best Value Colleges and Best Colleges for Veterans in the Regional Universities-North category in 2021, is part of a new initiative to reduce the cost and increase the accessibility of course content for its nearly 3,000 students. After a thorough competitive bidding process, the university selected Akademos to create a new online bookstore operation that will offer all required textbooks and course materials through an integrated eCommerce experience.

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July 15, 2021 | by Kelly Johnston | in Partnerships, College Bookstore

Wabash College Continues to Raise the Bar on the Student Bookstore Experience

We are excited to announce that Wabash College has become our newest partner! The private men’s college in Crawfordsville, Indiana is moving to the Akademos course content platform this July. The nationally ranked college for best classroom experience and most accessible faculty, will continue to focus on affordability, support, and providing students with increasing value at the on-campus store.

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