Northwest Nazarene University Partners with Akademos to Launch New Online Bookstore

Industry: Book Store

The new platform provides undergraduate students personalized access to low-cost course materials

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) July 7th, 2020

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a vibrant educational community in Nampa, Idaho, that instills habits of heart, soul, mind, and strength in each student, has selected Akademos to launch its new online bookstore to manage the school’s textbook adoptions and sales. The University’s 2,200 students will have access to a convenient, cost-effective, and efficient course materials solution in addition to their NNU Campus store this fall.

“We are excited to enhance our textbook offerings with Akademos’ technology,” said Steven Emerson, Vice President, NNU Finance and Operations. “By optimizing the textbook delivery both on-campus and online, we are able to offer NNU students the convenience and substantial costsavings of ordering and accessing course materials online while supporting their daily campus experience.”

By partnering with Akademos, the NNU Campus Store can significantly reduce the complexity of course materials management and redefine how they serve the campus community. The campus store will continue to offer NNU and athletics apparel, accessories, college supplies, and more. As an additional benefit, students can opt to have online bookstore orders shipped to campus for pickup at the Campus Store.

Starting in the Fall 2020 semester, Akademos will help students at the private Christian university save on course materials. The vast online selection includes new, used, eBook, and rental materials at significant savings, with 24x7x365 accessibility and free shipping on orders over $49. Additionally, the comprehensive Akademos platform will empower administrators with advanced and innovative tools for managing all aspects of course materials adoption. Faculty can compare prices while considering past adoption history, current selections, and recommendations. And real-time analytics features make it possible to track student purchasing and utilization, communicate with faculty and students via built-in notifications, and make changes at any time.

“We fully support the University in taking this innovative step to increase access and improve affordability while continuing to serve the on-campus needs of their students. NNU joins a growing number of universities who recognize the need to modernize their course materials platform,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “We’re delighted that after a thorough and competitive process, NNU has selected Akademos to support their mission and provide a course materials platform that will foster the success of administration, faculty, and students.”

About Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University, a private, Christian university located in Idaho’s Boise Valley, is committed to a holistic education, that develops students intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually.

Founded in 1913, NNU offers courses at its 88-acre residential campus, as well as online and at extension campuses in Idaho Falls, and in 35 countries around the world. With more than 80 undergraduate programs, plus 16 master’s degrees in six different disciplines, four Education Specialists degrees and two doctoral degrees, NNU prepares students for servant leadership in diverse professions and disciplines. NNU is an NCAA Division II school and its Nighthawks boast 13 men’s and women’s athletic teams.

NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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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