Posted by: ccclib | August 30, 2011

Many students find textbook prices prohibitive

Factors such as high prices and low resale value have caused as many as 70% of students to forego purchasing a textbook at least once according to a recent survey by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.  The study did not cover the effects of not having a textbook on academic performance, however.

Separate analyses from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group have found that textbook costs are typically comparable to 26 percent of tuition at state universities and 72 percent of tuition at community colleges.

Read the full article from The Chronicle of Higher Education:

7 in 10 Students Have Skipped Buying a Textbook Because of Its Cost, Survey Finds

Remember that some textbooks can be checked out at Calhoun’s libraries for In-Library use.   An updated list of available textbooks can be found on the library website.


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