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College Textbook Industry Statistics

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College Textbook StatisticsData
Average student spending for a semester of course materials$509
Percent of students who say they have skipped buying a textbook because it was too expensive65 %
Average college bookstore profit margin for a new book21.1 %
Percent of students who buy their books at their college bookstore47 %
Percent of students who used grant or scholarship money to cover the cost of textbooks40.6 %
Total annual spending at college bookstores$10,450,000,000
Total number of students enrolled in college21,000,000
YearAverage Price of a New TextbookAverage Price of a Used Textbook
2015$72$58
2013$69$54
2007$56$50
2002$42$36
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: National Association of College Stores, USA Today
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 4, 2016

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