Academic Solutions · Article
Student Impact Driving Rapid Growth of the First Day Complete Program
In a recent student survey, 83% of participants said First Day® Complete, BNC’s equitable access program, had a positive impact on their classroom success. As of Fall 2023, the program will be offered through 157 campus stores, representing nearly 800,000 college students nationwide.
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Academic Solutions · Article
Supporting Student and Campus Well-Being: Be Well. Be You.™ by Barnes & Noble College
In response to the growing number of students experiencing stress and anxiety, Barnes & Noble College has launched a new initiative to support the well-being of students and the campus communities it serves. Be Well. Be You.™ by Barnes & Noble College, is a thoughtfully curated collection of products that is designed to calm and recharge the mind and body.
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Academic Solutions · Article
Independent Study: Higher Course Completion Rates for Students Participating in Equitable Access Programs
Research from the University of New Hampshire found that community college students participating in an equitable access program are much more likely to complete a course than non-participants.
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Academic Solutions · report
Barnes & Noble College Retail Portfolio
Our new retail portfolio showcases BNC’s innovative approach, including a highly visual look at merchandise curation, store design, course material delivery and more.
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Academic Solutions · case study
First Day® Complete Drives Enrollment Increase at EKU
The university implemented the equitable access program to ensure students had the resources they needed. It demonstrated support for student success and encouraged prospective students and parents to move EKU to the top of their priority list.
04 / 21 / 2022
Academic Solutions · Article
5 Innovative Ways to Support Student & Campus Well-Being
College students are seeking support as they address stress and anxiety and create paths to greater self-care. Institutional partners and well-being experts from the University of Maryland, the University of Tampa, Lifelines and Rae Wellness highlight how campus stores are sparking conversations and connecting students with tools to improve well-being.
11 / 21 / 2023
Academic Solutions · Article
BNC Offers Innovative Tool: Access to Free Study Coach Through Bookshelf® CoachMe™
AI-generated practice questions and knowledge checks are available right in the margins of students’ e-books to maximize their study time. It helps them prepare, focus, practice, stay on track and show up to class with confidence.
07 / 26 / 2023
Academic Solutions · Article
Positive Student Feedback: First Day Complete 
Students confirm that First Day Complete helps them be better prepared for class (86%), has a positive impact on their success (83%) and helps them get better grades (75%).
07 / 19 / 2023
College Insights · webinar
Equitable Access: Benefits for ALL Students
Industry experts shared why they have recently made the transition from inclusive to equitable access, the ease of expanding the benefits to all students, how they worked with faculty and other stakeholders to secure buy-in, and the positive impact the First Day Complete program has made for students and the institution.
12 / 18 / 2023
College Insights · webinar
Real Talk: Where Could You Be With Equitable Access?
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, leaders from across higher education share their personal stories, discuss the opportunities provided by Title IX and celebrate the lasting impact on past, present and future generations.
03 / 02 / 2023
College Insights · webinar
The Equitable Access Impact: New Data on Student Outcomes
The conversation about equitable access programs for course materials has evolved from the “what” … to the “why.” In this webinar, speakers from UNH, Southern Miss and BNC explore equitable access data and insights from three angles: student satisfaction, student success, and institutional feedback.
10 / 31 / 2022
White Papers
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Academic Solutions · white paper
Streamlining the Course Material Adoption Process
The white paper takes a deep dive into the adoption process today, the challenges we need to solve and how to simplify the experience for faculty and administrators.
01 / 05 / 2021
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Academic Solutions · white paper
The Future of Course Material Management
In times of change and uncertainty, the need for institutions of higher education to demonstrate value to students and parents is paramount. What does the educational journey look like? How will the institution support student success?
06 / 15 / 2020
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Academic Solutions · white paper
Energize Faculty Tech Use on Campus
Listen to speakers from Howard University and Xavier University of Louisiana for a panel discussion moderated by Barnes & Noble Education CEO Michael Huseby.
05 / 21 / 2019
Student Pulse 2022 Brochure
College Insights · report
Student Pulse 2022
We sat down with students on U.S. college campuses and conducted online quantitative research with students nationwide. And we’re ready to share our insights with you.
10 / 24 / 2022
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College Insights · report
COLLEGE 2030 Pulse Check: Students Weigh in on Biden Administration’s Loan Forgiveness Plan
BNC surveyed 1,214 college students, across the U.S., during and found that while majority of students have loans, some are unsure if they qualify for the loan forgiveness program and majority don’t know what the process is to apply for forgiveness.
09 / 08 / 2022
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College Insights · report
College 2030™ – Emerging from the Pandemic: Reimagining Higher Education
Students and institutions are on the path to prepare for a post-pandemic future. As the world has adapted and developed solutions to conquer COVID-19, higher education must do the same, revising offerings and solutions to best accommodate emerging student needs.
06 / 27 / 2022
Case Studies
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Academic Solutions · case study
FIU Launches First Day Complete: BNC Blueprint for Implementation Drives Successful Start
When FIU implemented First Day® Complete, branded as Panther Book Pack, it launched an expansive marketing and communications campaign to students, parents, faculty and the community. BNC and FIU worked together closely throughout the strategic planning and launch process, supporting a successful rollout; at the end of the first term, 80% of participating students said they would recommend the program.
06 / 03 / 2023
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Retail Reimagined · case study
Driving a 160% sales increase for South Carolina with NCAA Tournament Merchandise
When UofSC won the 2022 NCAA women’s basketball tournament, fans wanted to celebrate with championship merchandise. BNC had it ready to buy online in 4 minutes – and partnered with the university on a monthlong campaign, building excitement and driving a 160% sales increase YTD.
10 / 27 / 2022
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Retail Reimagined · case study
Triple-Digit Sales Increases: Merchandise & Promotions After Ole Miss Championship Win
After the University of Mississippi won the 2022 College World Series, BNC had championship merchandise available to buy in real time. Sales increased in store, and online sales skyrocketed, with increases of 718% year over year for school spirit clothing.
09 / 26 / 2022