credit hour


Definition of credit hour

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

Examples of credit hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In contrast, the school charged $515 to $575 per credit hour for on-line learning. Edmund H. Mahony,, "Federal Judge rules Quinnipiac students can continue lawsuit for tuition payments forfeited during pandemic," 26 Mar. 2021 The trustees approved, for the summer and fall 2021 semesters, rates of $132.87 per credit hour for students who live in Harford County, $226.11 for out-of-county students and $319.34 for out-of-state students. David Anderson,, "Harford Community College will keep tuition the same for fall semester, will increase by 2% for spring 2022," 12 Mar. 2021 Rates for non-residents will stay at $266 per credit hour. al, "Tuition freeze for Alabama community colleges: In-state costs will remain $133 per credit hour," 11 Mar. 2021 At $99 per credit hour, the program will provide the most affordable BSN in Bexar County and become a critical piece of the effort to train more nurses for area hospitals experiencing staffing strains under the pandemic, Vela said. Andres Picon,, "San Antonio College expands nursing program to offer the school’s first bachelor’s degree," 10 Dec. 2020 The rate for in-state undergraduates, currently $105.07 per credit hour, is established in state law. Annie Martin,, "Florida university tuition could increase for the first time since 2013, as state budget shortfall looms," 27 Nov. 2020 Cost: $85 per credit hour (excluding scholarships and financial aid). Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic, "Maricopa County Community College District election: Candidates on the ballot," 13 Oct. 2020 Other in-state students must pay $135 per credit hour. Alex Golden, Arkansas Online, "NWACC finances steady despite enrollment drop, president says," 22 Sep. 2020 Tuition is $99 per credit hour for residents of Bexar County. Andres Picon,, "Pandemic, recession slowing Alamo Colleges tuition payments," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of credit hour

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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4 Apr 2021

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“Credit hour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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