We are on a mission to improve access for students by providing high-quality open-education resources. To assist with institutional adoptions, our OpenStax College texts can be customized for your institution and then freely distributed to your students. We will work with you and our partners to make your institutional adoption process as smooth as possible. Please contact Nicole Finkbeiner to discuss your institutional needs.
Students are overburdened with textbook costs in higher education. Use the calculator below to see how much could be saved by a group of students over a three-year period.
|OpenStax Prices||Traditional Prices||Number of Students||Savings over Three Years|
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|Printed Text + Online Resources|
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* Assumes students will be able to purchase used copies, 10% used in year 1, 50% in year 2, 75% in year 3.
OpenStax College textbooks are licensed using a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY 3.0). This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon our works, even commercially, as long as they credit the authors for the original creation.
OpenStax College texts and learning resources are made available through the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 20 Million Minds Foundation, the Maxfield Foundation, and Rice University. The foundations can be contacted directly regarding their support of open education resource initiatives.
The task to provide high-quality OER content for the undergraduate market is significant. You can help us by notifying faculty that high-quality, affordable alternatives are available for them to consider for their courses. We are also looking for subject-matter experts and teachers in core undergraduate disciplines to help us build the Stax. We seek authors, reviewers, and beta testers for all our materials. If you have faculty at your institution working on projects, please have them submit their proposals to Nicole Finkbeiner.