Portland Community College announced that their Open Educational Resources program has saved students more than $1 million on textbooks in the past two years.

In 2015, Oregon passed legislation creating Open Oregon Educational Resources, a program to help fund and encourage the use of open materials. To date, nine PCC faculty members have received funding from the Open Oregon program to adopt or create open textbooks. Perhaps even more exciting, at least a dozen other PCC faculty members have chosen to adopt open textbooks, without receiving funding to support their choice to switch.

Moving forward, PCC is hoping to take their OER program to the next level by saving students $3 million over the next two years.