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College Textbook Prices are on the Rise

By Terence Vent, For The Easterner

April 13, 2017

Filed under News

Textbook prices increased at a rate three times the national average between 2015 and 2016, a continuing trend that has been going on for decades. According to the consumer price index report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in July 2016, the price of educational books and supplies increased 5.7 percent compared to the previous year. Table 1 lists the highest g...

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