OpenStax College

10 May 2013
OpenStax College

OpenStax College is a non-profit organisation providing students with professional-quality textbooks that are free online and low-cost in print.

Launched in February 2012 with a philanthropic model, the platform ultimately plans to offer free textbooks for 25 of the most-attended college courses in the United States. The first five titles are already available and have been adopted in one year by more than 150 colleges, universities and high schools.


The books offered are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate, and meet the scope and sequence requirements of the courses.


OpenStax College is an initiative of Rice University.


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Publication Date
 10 May 2013
Area of interest:
Higher Education
Learning & Society
  • OER
  • computer-based educational tools
  • digital texbooks
  • e-resources
  • educational materials