We’ve all heard stories of students struggling with textbook costs, but how do our students cope when the price gets too high? Modeled after the Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey conducted by Florida Virtual Campus, Musselman Library’s course materials survey sought to uncover how textbook costs impact the success of Gettysburg College students. Results give insight into participants’ perceptions of how much money they spend, the strategies they use to reduce costs, and the effects of the cost of course materials on their academic success.
The Executive Summary details our research questions, key findings, and main takeaways.
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Wertzberger, Janelle; Appedu, Sarah; and Elmquist, Mary R., "2019 Gettysburg College Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey Executive Summary" (2020). Musselman Library Staff Publications. 134.