This summer we celebrate five years of Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind subscription for course materials. What began as a simple idea cemented Cengage Group’s commitment to access and affordability for all. As a leader in the educational technology industry, we are proud to help college students and learners keep more money in their bank accounts, while still having access to the same high-quality content that enhances learning.
What is Cengage Unlimited?
Launched commercially in August 2018 to help make learning materials more affordable and accessible, our Cengage Unlimited subscription continues to rapidly change how college students access and use textbooks and course materials. Cengage Unlimited gives college students access to all Cengage online learning platforms, plus our entire library of Cengage eTextbooks.
Cengage Unlimited is a Good Way to Save Money
We created Cengage Unlimited to offer college students affordable access to quality learning materials and other resources needed to excel in their studies, graduate and find a job. There are two subscription plans to help students get exactly what they need while juggling the costs of student loans and other financial commitments.
In addition to living at home or getting a part time job, spending money to subscribe to Cengage Unlimited is a good way to save money while in college.
Save on eTextbooks with Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks
This subscription is ideal for students who need multiple Cengage eTextbooks. Learners get access to our complete library of eTextbooks and get at least four free hardcopy textbook rentals (students only pay for shipping & handling).
Save on Course Materials with Cengage Unlimited
For a learner assigned more than one Cengage online learning platform like MindTap or WebAssign, a Cengage Unlimited subscription will save you a lot by providing access to all Cengage online learning platforms for one price. This subscription also includes access to our library of eTextbooks and at least four free hardcopy textbook rentals (students only pay for shipping & handling).
Save Institution-Wide with Cengage Unlimited for Institutions
Cengage Unlimited subscriptions can be scaled to provide school-wide savings. Cengage Unlimited for Institutions, allows colleges and universities to deliver day one access of course materials for an affordable price to all or a select group of students.
Saving Money with Cengage Unlimited
On average, students spend a total of $948 on required course materials and technology every year. Since August 2018, over 5.2M students have saved nearly $630 million on course materials with Cengage Unlimited.
Institutions that took a wider approach in helping alleviate financial stress also saw savings by adopting Cengage Unlimited for Institutions. Collectively, these colleges and universities have saved $230 million since 2018 while providing students an affordable option to acquire course materials and technologies.
Here are the top schools saving their students money with Cengage Unlimited.
Top Schools for Total Cengage Unlimited Savings Since August 2018:
(Parenthesis denotes the estimated overall student savings at the named institution in using Cengage Unlimited. Does not include Cengage Unlimited for Institutions or Career schools.)
- University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa ($3.4M)
- Arizona State University ($3.0M)
- Texas Tech University ($2.8M)
- Minnesota State University – Mankato ($2.7M)
- North Carolina State University ($2.7M)
Top Schools for Total Cengage Unlimited for Institutions Savings Since August 2018:
(Parenthesis denotes the estimated overall student savings at the named institution in using Cengage Unlimited for Institutions.)
- University of Missouri ($9.5M)
- Union County College ($8.1M)
- Missouri State University ($3.3M)
- Wayne State University ($3.2M)
- Southwest Mississippi Community College ($2.7M)
Top States for Total Cengage Unlimited Savings Since August 2018:
(Parenthesis denotes the estimated overall student savings at the named state in using Cengage Unlimited.)
- Florida ($109M)
- Texas ($59M)
- California ($42M)
- New York ($31M)
- North Carolina ($30M)
Cengage Group’s Commitment to Helping Students Save Money
We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Over the last five years, Cengage Unlimited has rapidly helped students access and use textbooks and course materials while saving them money.
If you’re interested in saving money in college with Cengage Unlimited, college students, faculty and administrators can visit the interactive Savings Map to see how much students at their institution have already saved.
Additionally, if you’re interested in implementing an institution-wide student savings initiative, we encourage you to learn more about Cengage Unlimited for Institutions.