College Store Industry Financial Survey & Report


Since 1980, NACS has conducted a financial survey of its store members to gather collegiate retail information. Data is collected in many areas including sales, expenses, purchases, inventory, store size, and staff levels. The data is compiled, segmented, analyzed, and provided back to members for their use in analyzing their respective businesses. Helping store managers to operate their businesses more successfully is the primary purchase of this research. The report, a compilation of data collected through the NACS Financial Survey, offers an organized, easy-to-use method of collecting, comparing, and evaluating store financial performance. A secondary purpose is to provide an estimate of the college store market and to support NACS as the voice of the higher education retail market.

The financial survey is conducted each fall. The College Store Industry Financial Report is published in the Spring. NACS members who participate in the survey receive the report for free. Those who do not participate in the survey may purchase the complete report from the NACS Store. Member price is $399.00.  Item #: 7861

Please contact the NACS' OnCampus Research at for more information.


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