Between 2006 and 2016, the price of college textbooks increased 88%.1 The rising costs of course materials can negatively impact student success. A 2013 study of over 2,000 college students found that 65% of respondents had resorted to not purchasing a required textbook due to price, and in some places, spent $1,200 a year on learning materials.2 Consider ways you can reduce costs for your students:
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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, “College Tuition and Fees Increase 63 Percent since January 2006,” 2016. https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/college-tuition-and-fees-increase-63-percent-since-january-2006.htm.
2 U.S. PIRG, “Fixing the Broken Textbook Market,” 2014. https://uspirg.org/reports/usp/fixing-broken-textbook-market.