Sunday, March 6, 2011

Life Changing Statistics

Have you ever wondered how much you could save from renting a textbook instead of buying one? Well read this article for some life changing statistics. The topic of our survey was whether kids bought, rented, borrowed, or a combination of these; when it came to acquiring their textbooks. We found some shocking statistics.

It is quite evident that one can save a boatload of money by renting all of their textbooks. The shocking part is that although this is common knowledge, the majority of students still choose to buy their textbooks at the Kalamazoo College Bookstore. We found that out of the sample size of 52 students, 0% decided to only rent their textbooks, 63% decided to only buy their textbooks, 19% decided to buy and rent their textbooks, 15% of students decided to borrow and buy their textbooks, and finally 2% decided to buy, borrow, and rent their textbooks.

52% bought their books at the K Bookstore, 4% rented them at Chegg, 17% bought them Online, 17% bought and rented them at the Kalamazoo College Bookstore and Chegg, and finally 10% of the students decided to Borrow and Buy their textbooks.

Our study showed that overall students can save a significant amount of money by renting their textbooks; but out of the 52 people we surveyed, not one rented all of their textbooks that they were required to get. This is quite shocking seeing as how Kalamazoo College is already so difficult to afford.

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