Clinton Community College Partners with Akademos to Provide New Course Materials Platform

Industry: Education

Giving students seamless access to low-cost print and digital textbooks

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) August 18th, 2020

Clinton Community College (CCC) in Plattsburgh, NY, a community college overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, has selected Akademos to launch its new, full-service, online bookstore. Part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, Clinton Community College is an integral part of Clinton County, helping enhance the lives of its community in practical and visionary ways. Beginning this fall, CCC students will benefit from the convenience and substantial cost-savings of ordering and accessing course materials online.

Clinton Community College President Ray DiPasquale states “after doing research on a partnership with a virtual bookstore, we were very excited to connect with Akademos. In a very short time, the staff at Clinton Community College and Akademos have come together to provide CCC a new virtual bookstore for our students, faculty and staff. We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Akademos.”

“Like all college bookstores, we’re navigating a rapidly changing academic world,” said Clinton Community College Dean of Student Affairs, John Borner. “Akademos is enabling us to stay on the leading edge of 21st-century education, while giving our students high-quality course materials at the best possible prices.”

As a best-in-class online college bookstore and course materials solution provider, Akademos makes multiple formats, delivery options, and subscription-based materials available through a personalized, efficient, and cost-effective course materials solution with 24x7x365 accessibility. Akademos integrates all course materials and delivery options into one seamless platform. The vast selection of low-cost options includes a Marketplace, rental program, and OER titles, plus the option to choose between new, used, or digital textbooks. Students also receive free economy shipping on retail orders of new and used books over $49 and will have the freedom to use financial aid vouchers on textbook purchases, including significantly discounted Marketplace items.

The new course materials platform will also support CCC’s faculty and administrators with comprehensive adoption tools and powerful data and analytics technology. From guided course material adoptions and real-time price comparisons, to streamlined data collection and customizable reporting, no other online bookstore solution provides this level of valuable insights into material selection, purchasing, utilization, and overall student success.

“We’re excited to support Clinton Community College as they continue to innovate and increase access to education in their region,” said Akademos CEO Raj Kaji. “We look forward to providing institutions within the SUNY system the technology, outstanding support and service, and affordability desired to empower students to lead fulfilling lives.”

About Clinton Community College

Clinton Community College is a member of the State University of New York system, and home of the new Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. Clinton offers 20 associate degree programs, seven certificates, multiple non-credit professional credentials, and many flexible learning options including online and evening courses. Clinton, as a SUNY college offers many seamless transfers to 4-year colleges. For more information, visit us online at

About Akademos

Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at

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