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 The credit hours were $446 for in-state and $1,338 for out-of-state. Jemma Stephenson, al, 28 Aug. 2023 The top of the email focused on UMB’s cost reduction for student who pay for classes by the credit hour. Sabrina Leboeuf, Baltimore Sun, 9 Aug. 2023 Students' semester credit hours this fall are up 1%, although head count is down 1%, according to UALR. Ryan Anderson, Arkansas Online, 1 Oct. 2023 Before the academy’s move to the University of Baltimore in 2020, officials considered creating a police training curriculum with Coppin State that would offer trainees college credit hours. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 30 Aug. 2023 Furthermore, there is conflicting evidence that the extra 30 credit hours alone contribute to higher CPA exam pass rates. Guylaine Saint Juste, Fortune, 14 July 2023 The college’s in-district and online tuition rate will increase from $132 to $135 per credit hour, which represents a 2.2% increase, officials said in an announcement on the school’s website. Beacon-News Staff, Chicago Tribune, 16 Mar. 2023 Accounting, a profession focused on numbers, is vexed by this one: the 150 college credit hours required to become a certified public accountant. Lindsay Ellis, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2023 Graduation tuition and the $30 per credit hour general semester undergraduate fee will remain the same, the university said. Leada Gore |, al, 13 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of credit hour was circa 1927

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“Credit hour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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