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

Examples of credit hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Going to class doesn't just cost whatever the tuition per credit hour price is. David Jesse, Freep.com, "Getting to college from rural Michigan is tough. Staying is tougher," 22 Oct. 2019 Cuyahoga Community College would accept his 25 years of experience in law enforcement for about half the needed credit hours, Schilling said. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, "Interim Cuyahoga County sheriff pledges to complete college degree within a year," 19 Nov. 2019 Through a partnership with Gateway Community College, those students will pick up 68 college credit hours and learn the manufacturing skills needed to enter the workforce after their four years of high school. Slade Rand, courant.com, "Hamden students can now earn associate’s degrees through their high school’s manufacturing program," 4 Sep. 2019 Florida’s other public universities also charge fees for athletics, ranging from $.69 to $20.93 per credit hour. Annie Martin, orlandosentinel.com, "UCF’s lazy river: Perk for athletes and fans, or ‘unadulterated waste’ of money?," 22 Aug. 2019 The annual lease payment will be at least 225 credit hours per year, valued at about $34,000, Hardy said. Robin Goist, cleveland.com, "Akron, Stark State swap land for tuition for city employees," 23 July 2019 The Program is intended to provide students with a chance to earn either an associate degree or up to sixty college credit hours paired with a high school diploma. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Legacy the School of Sport Sciences gearing up for ‘signature year’," 3 July 2019 At Oakland University, credit hours are mostly flat, up .27% from 2012-13 to 2017-18. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Falling credit hours at state universities lead to uncertain futures," 30 May 2018 But now the college is looking at recruiting younger students with fewer credit hours who are looking for a more on-campus experience. Carissa D. Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "Move-in date nears for new UHCL residence hall," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of credit hour

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2020

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“Credit hour.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/credit%20hour. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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