NC State Stores Reports Increased Savings for Students with Digital Course Materials


NC State Stores/Wolfpack Outfitters has raised the bar for course materials savings with its All-In digital access program. Over the 2018 calendar year, All-In saved students well over $500,000 when compared to the same content delivered as a book or as an access code. This is in addition to the $1.5 million savings NC State Stores already save students with their price comparison, rental, and digital options.

“Part of our mission is to make educational materials affordable,” said Jeff Halliburton, director of NC State Stores. “We are always looking for ways to bring the cost of textbooks and digital content down.”

All-In Digital Access works by bridging the gap between publishers and the classroom. NC State Stores actively negotiate with publishers to reduce the cost of course materials, resulting in the best possible price for the Pack. One example of the savings: for MA121, Elements of Calculus, the cost of a new textbook has been reduced from $200.05 to $38.84.

At NC State, All-In is now used in 21 courses and 48 sections via five publishers. Student enrollment is up to 7,131, with an opt-in rate of 68 percent. Students see an average savings of $95.56 per course material.

“Not only is the opt-in rate increasing, but professors are signing up knowing how much their students will save on top of the back-end benefits of a sophisticated course management system,” added Halliburton. “Professors can monitor who is participating, reading the content, how they’re scoring on quizzes, and navigate pain points to increase student performance.”

NC State Stores continues to work with NC State professors to offer All-In to their students. “With an increase in enrollment each semester, we expect even more students will save hundreds of thousands of dollars per year,” Halliburton added.

To learn more about the All-In Program, contact Chris Walsh, assistant director, course materials.