Recent data compiled is showing college textbooks are rising at a double digit rate. The National Association of College Stores has price comparisons on new textbooks college students buy.
Average Price of New Books
Price increase of 22%
Here are some other stats concerning college students and textbooks
Average student spending for a semester of course materials
Average college bookstore profit margin for a new book
Percent of students who buy their books at their college bookstore
Percent of students who say they have skipped buying a textbook because it was too expensive