GRCC In The News, 02-22-19

2.2M Students Used OpenStax Free Textbooks in 2018
2/21/2019 Publishers Weekly
OpenStax, a nonprofit based at Rice University that publishes free online peer-reviewed textbooks, reports that more than two million students at U.S. colleges used at least one of its textbooks during the 2017-2018 school year. The nonprofit also estimates that students saved $177 million using the free textbooks in the 2017-2018 year. The increased use of of OpenStax textbooks comes as the AAP reported that sales of higher education course materials fell 7.2% in 2018.
… 5. Grand Rapids Community College – 35,421 students, estimated $3,269,956 saved

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