Textbook Costs Drop as Nearly Half of Colleges Use OpenStax
Monica Levitan, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Many of today's college students are single parents, first-generation college students, and working adults. With these obligations comes a financial responsibility.
OpenStax, a nonprofit initiative started by Rice University in 2012, wants to relieve some of that financial responsibility by providing free textbooks and digital resources. More than 2.2 million students and nearly half of U.S. colleges are using the service this year to save about $177 million.