This past May, Leeward CC students were surveyed on textbook costs. 987 students took the survey.
- 55% of students said they decided not to buy a required textbook for a course.
- 58% of students reported the cost of textbooks determined whether they took a course.
One of the primary reasons instructors adopt OER is to benefit their students. The videos below feature Christina Kaleiwahea and Rhonda Craig, both Leeward CC students who share the student perspective on how the high cost of textbooks affect them.