OpenStax (formerly OpenStax College) is a nonprofit ed-tech initiative based at Rice University. It provides free, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks for introductory college and Advanced Placement courses and low-cost, personalized courseware that helps students learn.

HQHouston, US
OpenStax was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Houston, US
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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

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, US (HQ)
6100 Main St
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OpenStax Financials and Metrics

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Sep, 2016Y, 2017Feb, 2018Mar, 2018Apr, 2018

Colleges and Universities Served

2.67 k3.80 k

Licensed Textbooks





1.60 m2 m1.90 m
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OpenStax Online and Social Media Presence

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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…
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OpenStax Company Life and Culture

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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.

  • Who are OpenStax competitors?

    Competitors of OpenStax include Cengage Learning, DreamBox Learning and McGraw-Hill Education.

  • 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.