Mitchell Technical Institute Selects Akademos to Manage New Online Bookstore

Industry: Books

Course materials management platform gives students seamless access to low-cost print and digital textbooks

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) February 19th, 2020

Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI), an innovative leader in technical education based in Mitchell, South Dakota, has selected Akademos to launch its new, full-service, online bookstore. As a best-in-class online college bookstore and course materials solution provider, Akademos will make multiple formats, delivery options, and subscription-based materials available at up to 35 percent less than traditional brick-and-mortar bookstore providers. Beginning this year, MTI students will benefit from the convenience and substantial cost-savings of ordering and accessing course materials online.

“Like all college bookstores, we’re navigating a rapidly changing academic publishing world,” said Laurie Kenworthy, MTI Bookstore Manager. “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.”

When the online bookstore is launched, MTI students will gain access to a more 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.

By partnering with Akademos, campus bookstore managers can significantly reduce the complexity of course materials management and redefine how they serve their campus community. The campus bookstore will continue to offer tools, spiritwear, and other goods to support MTI’s programs, scholarships, and more. As an additional benefit, students can opt to have online bookstore orders shipped to campus for pickup at the bookstore.

“We’re excited to support Mitchell Tech as they continue to innovate and advance technical education,” said Akademos CEO Raj Kaji. “An online bookstore is the perfect complement to their cutting-edge, real-world learning model.”

About Mitchell Tech

Mitchell Technical Institute, founded in 1968, is located in Mitchell, South Dakota, located on an 80-acre campus adjacent to Interstate 90, newly built since 2003. With more than 18,000 total graduates and approximately 1,200 students enrolled each year, the small college was recently cited as an Aspen Top Ten Community College for 2019. More than thirty programs in seven divisions are available for Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates.

About Akademos

As the premier higher education platform for course content delivery and analytics, Akademos provides colleges and universities industry-leading technology to help create, implement, and manage their course content strategy, along with a full-service online bookstore and available merchandise shop. More than just an online bookstore, we take care of all of the aspects of course content management and delivery so that you can focus on driving student success. We offer students the most convenient access to affordable course materials, give faculty academic freedom and flexibility, all while providing the highest value, institutional alignment, and an unmatched customer experience that helps schools prioritize textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at

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