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    OpenStax (formerly OpenStax College) is a nonprofit ed-tech company based at Rice University. It provides free, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks for introductory college and advanced placement courses, as well as personalized courseware that helps students learn.

    HQHouston, TX, US
    Overall CultureA-

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    Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)88(+2%)
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    Key People/Management at OpenStax

    David Harris

    David Harris

    Editor in Chief
    Daniel Williamson

    Daniel Williamson

    Managing Director
    Richard Baraniuk

    Richard Baraniuk

    Founder and Director
    Anthony Palmiotto

    Anthony Palmiotto

    Editorial Director
    Beth Cassidy

    Beth Cassidy

    Director of Finance and Operations
    Katherine Fletcher

    Katherine Fletcher

    Technical Director
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    OpenStax Office Locations

    OpenStax has an office in Houston
    Houston, TX, US (HQ)
    6100 Main St
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    OpenStax Financials and Metrics

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    OpenStax Operating Metrics

    Dec, 2012Dec, 2013Dec, 2014Dec, 2015Sep, 2016Dec, 2016Jul, 2017Dec, 2017Aug, 2018Aug, 2019


    9 k45 k210 k550 k1.6 m3.47 m6.2 m

    Book Titles


    Colleges and Universities Served

    2.67 k3.8 k5.16 k


    4.85 k
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    OpenStax News and Updates

    OER becomes much more accessible, thanks to new tech and pricing

    Cengage, an education and technology company, recently launched OpenNow, a suite of digital products for general education courses with open educational resources (OER) content. OpenNow from Cengage is designed to help higher education institutions and instructors easily access and use OER by delive…

    Open textbook initiative goes global

    Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax, which already provides free, high-quality, open textbooks to nearly 1.5 million college students per year, is partnering with Open University's UK Open Textbooks initiative to bring OpenStax's textbooks to the United Kingdom. The yearlong project is funded b…

    Nearly 1.5 million college students to use free textbooks this school year

    Nearly 1.5 million U.S. college students are expected to save an estimated $145 million in the 2017-18 academic year by using free textbooks from OpenStax, the Rice University-based publisher of open education resource materials. The post Nearly 1.5 million college students to use free textbooks thi…

    OpenStax Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was OpenStax founded?

      OpenStax was founded in 2012.

    • Who are OpenStax key executives?

      OpenStax's key executives are David Harris, Daniel Williamson and Richard Baraniuk.

    • How many employees does OpenStax have?

      OpenStax has 88 employees.

    • Who are OpenStax competitors?

      Competitors of OpenStax include Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill and Cengage Learning.

    • Where is OpenStax headquarters?

      OpenStax headquarters is located at 6100 Main St, Houston.

    • Where are OpenStax offices?

      OpenStax has an office in Houston.

    • How many offices does OpenStax have?

      OpenStax has 1 office.