AKALogoBLKbgrndBBTagNorwalk, CT—For the first time ever, 1,500 U.S. colleges and universities have been rated by the affordability of their textbooks. Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, has created a Textbook Affordability Index that ranks institutions according to the affordability of their course materials by subject matter and among peer schools.