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College Course Materials Market Forecast 2015

  • May 2015
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  • Simba Information
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  • 66 pages

College Course Materials Market Forecast 2015 is the most recent in Simba Information’s long line of analytic reports on the business of providing instructional materials to college students in the U.S.

This newest edition continues the tradition of proving actionable data on:
Changes in the higher education landscape;
How moving to digital is not the only change ahead for course materials;
The evolution of distribution models.
Simba continues to provide both sizing and context to the market segments for course materials. And, with this edition, Simba has further broken down segmentation of course materials with a more precise look at sizing and forecasts for new course materials and that segment’s components’new print textbooks and multimedia materials (including etextbooks)’used textbooks.

Also, this latest edition continues to provide the context of enrollment, funding and policy changes, as well as competitive insight about traditional and emerging providers of course materials, and specific takeaways for content providers, distributors and industry observers.

Table Of Contents

College Course Materials Market Forecast 2015
Methodology
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Size and Structure
Introduction
Institutional Types include Four-Year, Two-Year, Private, Public
Online Courses are Part of the Mix
Who the Students are and Where They are
Enrollment Skews Older
Recession Impacts Student Employment
Enrollment Growth Projected
State Fiscal Support for Higher Education Grows Healthier
Tuition Hikes Stabilize
Emerging Budget Themes in 2015 State Legislative Sessions
Fed Level Policy: Obama Budget Proposal Focuses on More Access
State Level Policy: Eying New Business, Delivery Models
Breaking Barriers in Community Colleges
Rewarding Innovation in California
Increasing Dual-Credit Courses in Texas
Competency-Based Education Builds Momentum
Table 1.1: The Mindset List of the Class of 2018
Table 1.2: Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions 2013-2014
Table 1.3: Percentage of Institutions with Distance Students by Enrollment, 2013
Table 1.4: Enrollment by Institution Type
Table 1.5: Undergraduate Enrollment by Age of Student
Table 1.6: Employed Undergraduate Students
Table 1.7: Projected Undergraduate Enrollment by Institution Type
Table 1.8: State Fiscal Support for Higher Education, FY2015 vs. FY2014
Table 1.9: Tuition and Fees, 2014-2015 vs. 2013-2014
Table 1.10: Selected U.S. Budget Items for Postsecondary Sector FY2015-2016 Appropriations and FY2016 Proposals
Chapter 2: Course Materials
Introduction
New Textbooks Still Dominate Course Materials
Textbooks Face a Future under the Dunce Cap
Used Textbook Market Tightens
Platforms Power Multimedia Materials Growth
Etextbooks May Have Hit Their Peak
Publishers Transform into Digital Learning Solutions Providers
Pearson Wraps up Major Restructuring in 2014
Students Tap into Cengage's MindTap
Digital Powers McGraw-Hill Higher Ed
Wiley Feels Pinch of Decline in Sales of Print Textbooks
Effecting Digital Transformation
Pearson Launches REVEL
Cengage Knewton Collaboration Coming to Market
Flashnotes.com Attracts Major Partners
Ingram Benefits from Consolidation Logistics Services
McGraw-Hill Embraces Open Source
Junction Education Looks to Monetize OER
Table 2.1: Share of Media Used in College Courses, 2014
Table 2.2: Sales of Key College Course Materials, 2013-2014
Table 2.3: Simba Information's Leading College Publishers, 2014 vs. 2013
Table 2.4: Selected Publisher's Digital Stats, 2014
Chapter 3: Distribution
Introduction
Campus Book Stores Maintain Relevance
Rafter Advocates for Text-in-Tuition Model
Follett is No. 1 Bookstore Operator
Barnes and Noble Education is Born
Nebraska Book Co. Sees Rental as Key
Chegg Shifts to all Digital
Amazon Sets up Shops on Campuses
Institutions Offer New Models
California Looks For Open Source Materials
UC Davis Tries Digital Hub All-Inclusive Pilot
New York Looks to Create Open Textbooks
Chapter 4: Conclusions and Outlook
Introduction
Conclusions
Outlook Strong New Course Material Growth in 2015
Table 4.1: Sales Forecast of Key College Course Materials, 2014-2018

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