Friday, November 3, 2023

Open Educational Resources: About Open Education Resources - UIC

In 2021, the average cost for full-time, undergraduate students at a four-year university for books and supplies per year was approximately $1240.00, with students spending the most (average of $1420) at public two-year colleges compared to $1220 per year at private four-year colleges (average of $450-$625 per semester). (2)

Because of high textbook costs (3)
63% of students skipped buying or renting a textbook
90% of students were worried forgoing these course materials would negatively impact their grade
19% chose classes based on their course materials cost
25% worked extra hours
11% skipped meals