Why are college textbooks so expensive

peter.suber's bookmarks 2018-12-05


"Textbook costs overall have risen 67% from 2008 to 2018 - some four year college students spend close to $500 a year on textbooks.

Almost 80% of the textbook industry is dominated by five publishing companies - Pearson Education, Scholastic, McGraw-Hill Education, Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

These companies do everything they can to keep their books expensive and prevent students from renting older versions...."



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Date tagged:

12/05/2018, 13:43

Date published:

12/05/2018, 08:43