credit hour

noun

Definition of credit hour 

: the unit of measuring educational credit usually based on the number of classroom hours per week throughout a term

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The board does not have a vote scheduled on the matter. Out-of-state tuition is more than three times higher at Maricopa Community Colleges: $327 per credit hour this spring vs. $86 for in-state students. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Community colleges don't plan to appeal ruling denying in-state tuition to DACA students," 22 May 2018 Tuition increases, state and county funds Phillips’ budget for HCC was submitted with a 2.7 percent increase in tuition, but the increase has since been capped at 2 percent, meaning a $2.42 per-credit hour increase. David Anderson, The Aegis, "With county and state funding on record, Harford Community College has $50.4M projected budget for FY2019," 15 May 2018 There were yo-yo giveaways, and raffles for green T-shirts, a three-credit hour class and White Sox tickets donated by the Triton College Foundation, according to Butera. Rachel K. Hindery, chicagotribune.com, "'A deeper connection': STEAM Expo at Triton provides a hands-on experience," 23 Apr. 2018 Scarborough is teaching four, three-credit hour classes this semester - two sections of Accounting Principles I, one section of Accounting Principles II and one section of Contemporary Federal Taxation. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "University of Akron pays more than $620,000 a year to two former presidents to teach," 21 Feb. 2018 People who run child-care centers are required to have a college degree, with at least 15 credit hours in early-childhood education by 2022 — a deadline that has not changed. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "D.C. extends deadline for day-care workers to obtain more advanced degrees," 29 June 2018 Students who can claim in-state status pay $441, and for students who have in-district status, the fee is $306 for the same credit hours. Jaimy Jones, Houston Chronicle, "San Jac may drop ‘not needed’ policy on undocumented immigrants, in-state tuition," 5 July 2018 The school had projected 3.4% growth in credit hour, and had only gotten 2%. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Falling credit hours at state universities lead to uncertain futures," 30 May 2018 North Texas students just approved increasing the athletic fee by $6.25 a credit hour. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Texas colleges are bleeding cash on athletics programs - and you're paying for it | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 2 Mar. 2018

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circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of credit hour was circa 1927

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