2.2 Million Students Using OpenStax Books

August 2, 2018

More than 2 million students at nearly half of degree-granting colleges in the United States are using textbooks this year from OpenStax, the open educational resources publisher, according to an infographic from Rice University, which founded the publisher.

OpenStax estimates that the 2.2 million students are saving $177 million by using the free, openly licensed books, which a 2017 survey by the Babson Survey Research Group found are being adopted by faculty members at rates comparable to those of traditional textbook publishers.

The books are also gaining increasing adoption outside the United States.



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