Open Textbook Publisher OpenStax Ranks the Colleges Saving the Most With Free Textbooks
From Rice University:
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax announced Aug. 1 the top 10 schools that have saved their students the most money through adoption of OpenStax free college textbooks in the 2015-16 academic school year.
OpenStax textbooks have saved college students more than $68 million since 2012 and $42 million in the 2015-16 school year alone. OpenStax uses philanthropic grants to produce high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks that are free online and low-cost in print.
It launched with the goal of publishing free textbooks for the nation’s 25 most-attended college courses and is on track to meet its goal of saving students $500 million by 2020.
The schools and school systems that have saved the most money for students with OpenStax free textbooks are:
University System of Georgia
California State University System
Florida College System
University of Texas System
University System of Ohio
BC campus (British Columbia, Canada)
Illinois Community College Board
Virginia Community College System
Tarrant County College District (Fort Worth, Texas)
University System of Maryland
To date, OpenStax textbooks have been adopted by 2,026 college systems/schools and used by 686,300 students.
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