Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Partners with Akademos to Launch New Online Bookstore

Industry: Education

The new platform provides students convenient access to low-cost course materials and the right tools for a successful academic experience

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) November 17th, 2020

Akademos announced today a new partnership with Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC), a public tribal community college that serves the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation headquarters at New Town and its surrounding neighbors. This partnership will give the college’s students access to a vast selection of low-cost textbooks through a personalized online ordering platform. The convenient, cost-effective, and efficient course materials will launch December 1st to support the spring 2021 semester.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Akademos to continue our mission to provide quality cultural, academic, and vocational education and student services for the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations,” said Dr. Twyla Baker, President, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College. “Transitioning to a centralized, online bookstore is an innovative solution towards offering our students more support, better service, and low prices.”

The new platform will help students with immediate savings on course materials. The vast online selection includes new, used, eBook, and rental materials at significantly lower prices, with 24x7x365 accessibility and free shipping on new and used retail orders over $49. In addition to the added convenience and cost savings for course materials, NHSC students will be offered a new program that provides them a voucher to purchase a laptop through the bookstore. The voucher program offers a greater level of accessibility to all students no matter their location.

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.

“Our full-service platform provides powerful tools to make the lives of faculty and administration easier while reducing course materials costs for students,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “We’re delighted that NHSC has selected Akademos to support their mission and provide a course materials platform that will foster the success of the entire community and enrich the lives of the MHA Tribal members.”

About Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

Located in New Town, ND, NHSC enhances quality of life and builds a strong and positive identity for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations that make up Three Affiliated Tribes. NHSC offers indemand Certificate programs and Associate degrees as well as three Bachelor’s degrees. NHSC is the only TCU that offers an Equine Studies and Sustainable Energy Technologies programs. NHSC also offers a world-renowned Native American Studies program that covers three Native languages. NHSC students gain specialized training, get a jumpstart on their college careers or obtain Bachelor’s degrees. The college offers high-quality cultural, academic and vocational education and provides encouragement and support to facilitate successful college careers. The mission of Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is to provide quality cultural, academic, vocational education and services for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

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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