DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Survey of American College Students: Use of Textbooks & Open Access Educational Materials" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
This report, based on a survey of 1,065 students at 4-year colleges in the United States, presents detailed data on how much students spend on textbooks, how often they buy and how often they rent.
In addition, the study looks at who and how often students take classes that provide open access or other low-cost materials and which students forego the purchase or rent of textbooks, even when required.
The report also looks at the popularity of used vs new textbooks, and at how satisfied college students are with the current circumstances in textbook pricing and availability. The report also looks at student reaction to textbook licensing plans by academic libraries.
Data in the report is presented in the aggregate and then broken out separately for sixteen different variables including but not limited to: college grades, gender, income level, year of college standing, SAT/ACT scores, regional origin, age, sexual orientation, race & ethnicity, college major and other personal variables, and by Carnegie class, enrollment size and public/private status of the survey participants institutions of higher education.
A Few Key Findings
- Mean spending in the most recent semester for textbooks by students in the sample was $223.38 with a median of $200 and a range of 0 to $1,500.
- The higher the family income of the student, the more new vs used textbooks they purchased. Those with family incomes of less than $45,000 purchased a mean of 1.25 new textbooks in the past semester while those from families with annual incomes of greater than $150,000 purchased 1.83 new textbooks per semester.
- Students who grew up in major cities were much more likely than those who grew up in rural areas to take classes that use open access or very low-cost materials.
- The most secular students were much more dissatisfied with current textbook prices than were the most religious students.
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