College Textbook Industry Statistics

College Textbook Statistics Data
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 expensive 65 %
Average college bookstore profit margin for a new book 21.1 %
Percent of students who buy their books at their college bookstore 47 %
Percent of students who used grant or scholarship money to cover the cost of textbooks 40.6 %
Total annual spending at college bookstores $10,450,000,000
Total number of students enrolled in college 21,000,000
Year Average Price of a New Textbook Average Price of a Used Textbook
2015 $72 $58
2013 $69 $54
2007 $56 $50
2002 $42 $36
PREV DATA SET

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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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