College Persistence: Community Colleges and the Cost of Course Materials

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Boundless recently presented at the Texas Community College Teachers’ Association (TCCTA) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. At Boundless, we care about community college students for more reasons than volume alone. As a percentage of total cost of tuition and fees, textbooks place a particularly heavy burden on community college students: the $1,200 that the average college student spends per year on textbooks and supplies can account for as much as 39% of total tuition and fees at a community college.

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  • 1. Molly Lindsay Academic RelationsBOUNDLESS! Friday, February 21, 2014TCCTA Conference February 2014

2. Textbook prices are rising at 3x rate of inationEducational Books and Supplies3xConsumer Price Index (1982-1984 = 100)http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/655066.pdf! 2Friday, February 21, 2014 3. 7 in 10 students have skipped buying a textbook due to cost !Source: Student PIRGS 3Friday, February 21, 2014 4. almost all are concerned their grades will suffer7 in 10 students have skipped buying a textbook due to cost !Source: Student PIRGS 3Friday, February 21, 2014 5. where do these students attend school?4Friday, February 21, 2014 6. For every 100 higher ed students.... 1 is at a school ranked in the top hundred academicallyCONFIDENTIAL > Boundless > February 11, 2013Friday, February 21, 20145 7. For every 100 higher ed students.... 1 is at a school ranked in the top hundred academically 39 are studying part timeCONFIDENTIAL > Boundless > February 11, 2013Friday, February 21, 20146 8. For every 100 higher ed students.... 1 is at a school ranked in the top hundred academically 39 are studying part time 48 are over the age of twenty-veCONFIDENTIAL > Boundless > February 11, 2013Friday, February 21, 20147 9. For every 100 higher ed students.... 1 is at a school ranked in the top hundred academically 39 are studying part time 48 are over the age of twenty-ve 50 are at community collegesCONFIDENTIAL > Boundless > February 11, 2013Friday, February 21, 20148 10. at community collegesthe cost of textbooks matters According to College Board, average student spends $1,200 per year on textbooks and supplies At community colleges, this can be as much as 39% of total tuition and fees Nearly half of students surveyed indicate that cost of textbooks impacts how many / which classes they take in a semester Only half of students who pause studies resume; of those who pause a second time, only 5% nish degree Affordability is one of top two causes of pausing studiesSource: Student PIRGS, University Ventures Fund 9Friday, February 21, 2014 11. Textbook alternatives: more and more high quality open content available on the web Public Domain !OER !Open Websites !10Friday, February 21, 2014 12. However, adoption lags Time consuming for educators to nd, vet, and compile resources Format of materials may be difcult to navigate, use, integrate with each other Source: Chronicle of Higher EducationFriday, February 21, 201411 13. Leading the textbook revolution: Boundless12Friday, February 21, 2014 14. Including advanced learning technology....Smart Notes! Highlights and Notes! Interactive Quizzes! Smart Flashcards! Integrated Search!13Friday, February 21, 2014 15. TextbooksAssignments and dataTeaching support...and teaching tools 14Friday, February 21, 2014 16. Professors I would recommend Boundless to instructors who are looking for quality, vetted, open source material, that is easily customized to the content level and detail for introductory Biology Classes. T. Heath Ogden, Ph.D., Utah Valley University Its fun, easy, and intellectually rewarding to navigate through the Boundless website. I'm very impressed by the value of Boundless to students in my discipline and hope other faculty members will take advantage of what it offers. Phil Venditti, Ph.D., Clover Park Technical CollegeStudents Boundless is the perfect electronic resource for students looking to save tons of money on textbooks. The books are also easier to read and understand - it's a win win! Better grades and more money in my pocket!! Kyle B., Michigan State University Boundless is a great way to stay on top of your studies. I used Boundless for the rst time last semester and was amazed with how easy it was to study and actually retain the information in much less time compared to conventional studying! Janelle H., University of North Texas Friday, February 21, 201415