OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University, and it’s our mission to improve student access to education. Our first openly licensed college textbook was published in 2012, and our library has since scaled to more than 25 books for college and AP courses used by hundreds of thousands of students. Our adaptive learning technology, designed to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational paths, is being piloted in college courses across the country. Through our partnerships with philanthropic foundations and our alliance with other educational resource companies, OpenStax is breaking down the most common barriers to learning and empowering students and instructors to succeed.
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Houston, US
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68 (est)+4%
OpenStax was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Houston, US

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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…

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