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NEW REPORT COLLEGE 2030™ – Transforming the Student Experience

A snapshot of the current state of higher education and what we’re learning, as well as our outlook for the next decade.


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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? Ensuring that students are prepared for class is a foundational step — yet in 2020, 57 percent of 4-year […]

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2020 National Student Pulse Report

Research & Insights: The 2020 National Student Pulse Report

Colleges and universities nationwide are refining their ability to serve students across learning and retail environments, in an evolving mix of in person, online and hybrid models. To support these efforts, it’s vital to understand what’s on students’ minds and what they need — both academically and from their campus store. Capturing Student Perspectives Many […]

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Making Course Material Selections Easier and More Affordable: 5 Questions with Jonathan Shar

Jonathan Shar, the Executive Vice President of Retail and Client Solutions at Barnes & Noble Education, shares his perspective on challenges, opportunities and technological advancements related to the higher education industry and course material adoption. What are the most influential industry trends you’re seeing right now in higher education? Increasingly, we’re seeing students and parents […]

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Amping Up the College Fan Experience

Cheering on your school’s athletic teams is one of the most fun and exciting parts of life on campus — and your college store should be part of the action. Barnes & Noble College is woven into the fabric of the campuses we serve and helping schools celebrate their athletic programs is a natural fit. […]

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Curbside Pickup Delivers a Safe Experience

Our Curbside Pickup experience delivers a seamless, safe and simple way for customers to interact with their campus store. Contact us to learn how we’re responding to current challenges of campus life and how we can help you improve student safety.

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“Students want to feel safe while staying connected. Our mobile app makes it easy to browse merchandise in advance, RSVP for events and swing by for curbside pick-up. We are helping our partners re-open their campuses safely.”

Lisa Malat
President, Barnes & Noble College

Academic Solutions

High-quality solutions for equitable access, digital courseware, and personalized learning

Providing your faculty with the broadest range of quality low-cost course material selections, and learning solutions to ensure your students have everything they need to succeed.

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Omnichannel Retail

Deliver customized experiences that best serve the needs of your community

Our localized retail solutions provide best-in-class athletic, school spirit and lifestyle merchandise that makes your store the premier place to shop.

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College Insights

Inspire new thinking with the latest research and insights

Our voice-of-the-customer research and thought leadership reveal emerging trends and practices to transform the campus experience —and beyond.

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Beyond Retail

Our promise: affordability, equity and achievement

Campuses nationwide are committed to retaining and graduating more students who are prepared for academic and career success. Our partnerships advance this mission with forward-thinking solutions tailored to meet your institution’s needs and help you stay ahead of the curve.

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