TO THE EDITOR:
On Jan. 25th, NCPIRG’s chapter at UNC-Chapel Hill presented their “Action Plan for Affordable Textbooks”, a new report investigating high prices for textbooks.
This comprehensive report evaluated 40 non-profit colleges and counted the number of students in each course in Fall 2017.
They then identified the “core” courses most frequently taught most across the country in order to arrive at an accurate cost basis.
The report found that for classes requiring textbooks bundled with an access code, the average price was $153 regardless of whether the textbook in the bundle was digital or printed.