JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Reference Materials


"Student Monitor Fall 2020 Preview: Multi-Year Decline in Student Spending on College Course Materials Continues"

"Cost of Course Materials Continues Downward Trend"

"Student Spending on Course Materials Plummets"

"NACS Student Watch Report: Use of Digital Course Materials Is Up"

"NACS Faculty Report: Pandemic Spurred Increased Use of Digital Course Materials"

"Textbook Giant Pearson Makes Major Shift Away from Print to Digital"

"Reducing the Cost of College Course Materials"

"Fall 2020 Updates: What do college students actually spend on course materials"

"The high cost of college textbooks, explained"

" ‘Inclusive Access’ Takes Off"

"As more colleges use open education resources, textbook costs shrink"

"Calculating (and Acknowledging) the Costs of OER"

"Textbook Prices' Impact on Student Behavior"

Affordable Learning Requires a Diverse Approach, Part 1: Playing the Short Game (and the Long One) to Secure Savings for Students

An Update to OhioLINK’s Affordable Textbooks Initiative

Illinois-Specific Articles

"University of Illinois System Awarded $1 Million Open Textbook Pilot Grant"

"College of DuPage partners with OpenStax to increase use of free textbooks"

"CLC students save more than $850,000 using free textbooks; college announces Illinois Community College OER Summit"

National Studies

Toward Convergence: Creating Clarity to Drive More Consistency in Understanding the Benefits and Costs of OER

STUDENT MONITOR Fall 2020 Lifestyle & Media Study

Student Watch 2021 Infographic

Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid 2021

Cost of college tuition has remained stable since September 2019 (BLS)

Fixing the Broken Textbook Market, Third Edition

OER at Scale: The Academic and Economic Outcomes of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative

The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics

Inclusive Access Course Materials: The Impact on Student Outcomes

Inclusive Access Course Materials: An Analysis of Waukesha County Technical College’s Inclusive Access Program

State Studies

Update to the Report of the College Textbook Policies Advisory Committee (Pennsylvania State Board of Education)

College course materials: Affordability initiatives across Tennessee

2019 Tennessee Community College Student Course Materials Survey

Florida Virtual Campus 2018 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey Results and Findings

Analysis of Student and Faculty Perceptions of Textbook Costs (at Brigham Young University)

Open Educational Resources & The Cost of Required Course Materials in (Washington) Four-Year Universities

Fostering Access, Affordability, and Equity: A Primer on the Role of Open Educational Resources in Illinois Career and technical Education

Inclusive Access: A multi-institutional study of academic outcomes from a statewide community college automatic billing eTextbook pilot