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Cengage Studies College Students' Views on Course Materials

Cengage released the results of a survey finding that “[c]ollege students consider buying course materials to be their top source of financial stress after tuition, and the lack of access and affordability of materials has a negative impact on their learning and performance,” according to the press release. “Today’s Learner: Student Views 2018” also finds “that students routinely sacrifice basic needs, such as food and spending time with their family, to afford their course materials.”

“The survey’s results should be a wake-up call for everybody involved in higher education. This is especially true for the publishing industry, including our own company, as we historically contributed to the problem of college affordability,” says Michael Hansen, CEO of Cengage. “The data is clear: high textbook costs pose barriers to students’ ability to succeed in college.”

For more information, read the press release.

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