The average student should budget $1250 a year for books and supplies.
- College Board
66% of students have chosen not to purchase a textbook because it was too expensive.
- Chronicle of Higher Education
Over the past decade, textbook prices have risen at four times the rate of inflation.
On average, the cost of a new edition of a textbook is 12% higher than the previous one.
Just 5 textbook publishers control more than 80% of the 8.8 billion dollar market.
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