Rockford University Launches Initiative to Reduce Textbook Costs

Rockford University, a private liberal arts institution named as a “Best in the Midwest” college by The Princeton Review and a Best Midwest Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, is launching a a new online bookstore initiative powered by Akademos to reduce the cost of textbooks for their students. Our new partnership will also give faculty and administration access to integrated analytics tools designed to better track student engagement with course-level content and use data to support student success. Through integration with the university’s student accounts, financial aid, and learning management systems, students will have increased convenience and accessibility in one technology platform. Sodexo, the school's food service provider will operate a physical store on campus for merchandise and apparel.

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Virginia Wesleyan Boosts Textbook Affordability Via Online Initiative

Virginia Wesleyan, a private non-profit university in Norfolk, Virginia is launching a new initiative to enable students to access textbooks and course materials at a dramatically lower price. With the integration of Akademos' course content platform, faculty and administrators will also benefit from a suite of analytics and tools designed to better track student engagement and use data to support student success.

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Goshen College tackling rising textbook costs with Akademos

Goshen College, a nationally ranked college in Indiana, is launching an online campus store in efforts to reduce the overall out-of-pocket costs from purchasing textbooks. Our latest partnership will give Goshen students greater access to low-cost course materials and a competitive marketplace for course content purchasing. In addition to course materials, the store will offer a wide selection of Goshen College and Maple Leafs merchandise and apparel. Faculty and administrators will also benefit from a suite of analytics tools to better track student engagement and support student success.

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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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North Central University Launches Digital Initiative, Reducing Textbook Costs

Minneapolis-based North Central University is moving their online bookstore to Akademos! Our newest partnership with the private, non-profit Christian university will tackle rising textbook costs and equip faculty with course-level analytics on student engagement. Named #13 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Top Performers on Social Mobility, North Central University today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to dramatically reduce the cost and increase the accessibility of course content for its 1,100 students.

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Buena Vista University Providing Students Affordable, Online Purchase of Course Materials

We are delighted to announce our newest partner school! Buena Vista University, a private university in Storm Lake, Iowa, joins a growing list of higher education institutions transitioning from a brick-and-mortar operation to an eCommerce solution for course content management and delivery. We will be their technology partner in transitioning to the online model for course material sales. The University will continue to sell merchandise on campus at the new Lehnus Campus Spirit Store, at pop up shop events, and through its food service operator.

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