Reflecting on a Landmark Year for Affordability and Student Value in Higher Education

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By: Cengage Communications Team

Published: December 26, 2019


From saving college students over $100 million on course materials to adding a free Career Center in Cengage Unlimited, we’ve achieved a number of key milestones in 2019 to help ensure college is more affordable and accessible for all students. Here are some of the highlights from throughout the year.

January 16 – Survey Shows Soft Skills Are Still Highly Valued by Employers

Data collected from over 600 employers and 1,500 students reveal soft skills are in greater demand than technical skills in today’s job market. It’s increasingly important for institutions to offer preparation for life after graduation to maximize the value of today’s college degrees. Read more.

February 7 – Free Career Center Added to Cengage Unlimited

Recognizing the need for more career assistance and skill development, Cengage has added a free Career Center for all subscribers of Cengage Unlimited. Students can explore career paths, refine their professional profile, find training resources and more. Read more.


February 25 – Cengage Unlimited Passes 1 Million Student Subscribers

Cengage Unlimited sold over one million student subscriptions in its first seven months of availability. As we close out 2019, there are now over two million student subscribers for the industry’s first all-inclusive course materials subscription service! Read more.


May 15 – Student Opportunity Index Released

A first-of-its-kind report, the 2019 Cengage Student Opportunity Index measures the current opportunity environment across 17 key indicators with data collected from more than 2,500 upcoming and recent college graduates. Read more.


August 6 – Cengage and UNCF Offer Free Unlimited Subscriptions for HBCU Students

As part of an effort to help alleviate some of the cost of college for students of all backgrounds, we’ve partnered with the United Negros College Fund to provide free Cengage Unlimited subscriptions for 1,000 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Read more.


August 8 – Affordability Initiative Driving Huge Savings for Students

Cengage Unlimited is expected to save college students $160 million by the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Often described as a “Netflix for textbooks,” the service has taken off due to students’ increased demand for low-cost textbooks and flexible digital learning alternatives. Read more.


October 11 – Colleges Shift to Cengage Unlimited Institutional to Help Students Save Big

College leaders across the country are choosing to offer Cengage Unlimited campus-wide, giving their students more affordable access to best-in-class content and course materials. More than 70 institutions are now delivering the subscription service at-scale through a model called Cengage Unlimited Institutional. Read more.


To find the latest press coverage of our affordability and value-add initiatives in college learning, visit Cengage Group’s News page.