Institutions move to wrap textbooks into tuition costs.

textbooks-retentionData from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that textbook prices have risen over three times the rate of inflation from January 1977 to June 2015, a 1,041 percent increase. Many say these costs can directly affect student success.

Students that are electing not to purchase textbooks are unprepared to learn at the start of classes. This impacts the professors as well, who recognize that the students lacking course materials will not be engaging in their courses in the way they should be and...

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