Report: Cost of 1 textbook = the cost of a month of groceries

If you’re a college student — or the parent of college student — chances are you’re all too familiar with the seemingly ridiculously high cost of textbooks, which for most courses are required. compiled textbook data from a variety of sources and put together the below infographic providing some interesting insights into an industry it’s hard to avoid if you’re in school.

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Textbook Shakedown