GRCC In the News, 6-28-17

Rice News Release: OpenStax’s 2016 partner schools expected to save students $8.2M

June 27, 2017; newsroomamerica.com

HOUSTON — (June 27, 2017) — Eleven U.S. colleges and universities that partnered last summer with Rice University-based nonprofit publisher OpenStax (https://openstax.org/) to boost the use of freely available textbooks and learning materials on their campuses expect the program to save their students nearly $8.2 million — about $4 million more than projected — in the coming academic year.

… OpenStax’s other longstanding institutional partners include Auburn University (Alabama), BCcampus (British Columbia), Central New Mexico Community College, Grand Rapids Community College (Michigan), Maricopa Community Colleges (Arizona), Ohio State University, Salt Lake Community College (Utah), Tarrant County College (Texas), the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of Idaho, the University of Georgia, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University System of Georgia and Virginia Tech.