OpenStax College today unveiled three new textbooks — Algebra and Trigonometry, College Algebra and Chemistry. Our growing catalog of free textbooks (15 titles to date) will save 260,000 students at nearly 2000 institutions an estimated $25 million this academic year alone.
Our growth curve has quieted most of those who doubted the sustainability of open education. Today, six times more students are using our books than were just two years ago, and we are well ahead of our goal to eventually save students $120 million per year.
Thanks to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the 20 Million Minds Foundation, the Maxfield Foundation, the Calvin K. Kanzanjian Foundation, the Bill and Stephanie Sick Fund and the Leon Lowenstein Foundation for all their support of OpenStax!
In the news:
- “Are Savvy Students Sabotaging Big Textbook?” Bloomberg News
- “Is This the Solution to Crazy High Textbook Prices?” TIME
- “Open Texts Predicted to Save Students $25 Million,” eCampus News
- “How College Students Can Save Money on Pricey Textbooks,” Washington Post
- “Textbooks Are Going Digital, But Will That Put College Bookstores Out Of Business?” Forbes
- “OpenStax Releases 3 New Free College Textbooks,” Campus Technology
- “These 10 Trends are Shaping the Future of Education,” EducationDIVE
- “Triaging Textbook Costs,” Inside Education Ed
- Interview on KOMO-AM, Seattle