State of College Course Materials 2016-2017

Oct 11, 2017
55 Pages - Pub ID: CURP15503836
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State of College Course Materials 2016-2017

The College Course Materials Market Trends & Forecast annual reports from Simba Information provide an overview of the changing market for instructional resources in higher education in the U.S. This new edition continues that tradition in two parts. The first part, State of College Course Materials 2016—2017, is now available and focuses on two main areas: the current market landscape and the competitive environment for publishers and distributors of instructional resources for college programs.

In State of College Course Materials 2016—2017, Simba Information examines the changing dynamics of the higher education market that impact the industry and how the industry is responding.

Topics covered in of College Course Materials 2016—2017 include:

  • Student enrollment by institutional type, 2015
  • Changing shape of the for-profit career-college market segment
  • Growth in appeal of distance learning for college students
  • State fiscal support for higher education in fiscal 2017
  • Outlook for federal student aid and expanding access, fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2018
  • Course materials sales by segments for 2015 and 2016with 2017 projections
  • Changing balance of print and digital media
  • Impact of open educational resources (OER) on publishers and distributors
  • Powerful relevance of textbook rental programs
  • Competitive analysis of four leading course materials providers
  • Growth of publisher ecommerce channels

Report Scope

The second half of the report—College Course Materials Trends & Outlook 2018-2020—to be published at the end of 2017/beginning of 2018—will update trends building steam in 2017 that are likely to persist into the next several years. The report also will provide the outlook for the higher education publishing industry and sales segment projections through 2020.
METHODOLOGY
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION
Table: The Beloit College Mindset List, Class of 2021 (Most students born in 1999; selected facts)
CHAPTER 1: MARKET SIZE & STRUCTURE
INSTITUTION TYPES AND NUMBERS
For-Profit/Non-Profit Split among Private Institutions
Table 1.1: Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions, 2015-2016
Two-Year vs. Four-Year
Earning a BA at a Community College
WHERE STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED
A Decade of Growth to One of Change
Table 1.2: Undergraduate Enrollment by Institution Type, 2000 vs. 2010 vs. 2015 (# in 000)
Full-Time vs. Part-Time
Student Demographics
For-Profits Try to Regain Footing
Table 1.3: Simba Information Career College Enrollment Index
Going Online Slowly
Table 1.5: Where Students Take at Least One Distance Education Course
DEGREES OF CHOICE
Table 1.6: Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded in 2014-2015 and Change from 2004-2005
CHAPTER 2: POLICY & FUNDING
INTRODUCTION
COSTS OF ATTENDING COLLEGE IN 2016-2017
Table 2.1: Tuition and Fees, 2016-2017 vs. 2015-2016
FEDERAL FOCUS: REDUCE SPENDING AND REGULATION
Year-Round Pell Grants Reinstated; GI Bill Updated
Protracted Review for Gainful Employment and Debt Repayment
Fiscal 2018 Budget Requests and Cuts
Table 2.2: Selected Proposed Federal Budget Items for Postsecondary education, FY 2016 – FY 2018P
STATES HEDGE ON HIGHER ED FUNDING; FREE TUITION PLANS INCREASE
Table 2.3: State Fiscal Support for Higher Education, FY 2017 vs. FY 2016
States Turn on the Free Tuition Switch
Table 2.4: Extent of Tuition-Free Programs across the States
CHAPTER 3: COURSE MATERIALS
INTRODUCTION
California Moves to Change Approach to Remediation in Math and English
STUDENT SPENDING ON IM CONTINUES TO DECLINE
Health Leads Student Spending on Course Materials
2016 WAS YEAR OF “SIGNIFICANT VOLATILITY” FOR PUBLISHERS
Table 3.1: Sales by Segment of Key College course Materials 2015-2017P
Segmenting Market Sales
The Decline of Print Textbooks
Digital Media Secures a Foothold in Higher Education
Table 3.2: Share of Media Used in College Courses, 2016
PUBLISHERS CONFRONT TOUGH MARKET CONDITIONS IN 2016
Table 3.3: Simba Information’s Leading College Publishers by Revenue, 2016 vs. 2015
Table 3.4: Publishers’ Higher Education Digital Metrics, 2016
Jockeying for Digital Position
Protecting Print Textbooks
CHAPTER 4: DISTRIBUTION
INTRODUCTION
THE COMPETITIVE CAMPUS STORE LANDSCAPE
Table 4.1: Campus Store Operators
Amazon and the Virtual Store
BOOKSTORES AND PUBLISHERS AS RIVALS
Publishers’ eCommerce Efforts
OpenStax Epitomizes OER Use
Publishers, Book Stores Adapt to OER
OER Impact on Publishers

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