Mansfield University Advances Textbook Affordability and Accessibility with Akademos

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The new platform provides significant cost savings, ease of ordering, and enhanced support and service to the University

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) August 4th, 2020

Akademos announced today a new partnership with Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, an inclusive public 4-year institution and member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Serving north-central Pennsylvania and beyond, the University is partnering with Akademos to expand its online bookstore operations. The new bookstore platform will deliver increased affordability to Mansfield University students starting in the fall of 2020.

“Mansfield University continues to serve as an affordable higher education option for students and their families and our partnership with Akademos is another way in which we are enhancing our commitment to affordability,” said JoEllen Lindner, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. “We can now provide a wide selection of low-cost textbooks and other course materials that students can access through their own personalized portal. We’re excited to offer this convenient and cost-saving system to campus.”

With the new online bookstore and course materials platform, faculty will have the tools they need to make affordable course material selections, giving students more affordable purchase options in the format they prefer, including new, used, rental, and digital. Free shipping is also available on all retail orders of new and used books over $49.

The comprehensive Akademos platform will additionally empower administrators with advanced and innovative tools for managing all aspects of course materials adoption. Real-time analytics and reporting features make it possible to track student purchasing and utilization and the built-in communications tools help foster overall student success.

“We are excited to partner with Mansfield University of Pennsylvania to provide an online course materials platform that offers significant cost savings, ease of ordering, and enhanced support and service,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “This move demonstrates the commitment the university has made to foster affordability, accessibility, and student success.”

About Mansfield University

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is a public, regional university committed to providing affordable and accessible education that fosters positive social mobility for a diverse population. The university offers personalized and transformative degree programs, taught by accomplished faculty, that meet the needs of regional, state and global economies. By developing talented graduates who influence industry and enrich communities, Mansfield’s impact begins in Northcentral Pennsylvania and extends around the world. Founded in 1857, Mansfield University is one of 14 institutions that comprise the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Learn more 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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