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 Trustees at the University of North Alabama in Florence voted unanimously last week to increase undergraduate tuition by $20 per credit hour. Leada Gore |, al, 13 June 2022 Tuition and fees will be $140 per credit hour for in-district residents, $327 for out-of-district students and $397 for out-of-state students, starting in the fall. Michelle Mullins,, 5 Apr. 2022 All students pay a technology fee of $12.25 and a health and safety fee of $3 per credit hour. Dave Perozek, Arkansas Online, 15 Mar. 2022 Perhaps the government, as the Twitter reader suggested, should put a cap on how high tuition can be per credit hour. Erik Sherman, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Tuition per credit hour for the third and fourth years of a baccalaureate program can’t be more than 150% of the tuition of any other district program, the law states. Alison Steinbach, The Arizona Republic, 4 Nov. 2021 The program labored through a long process to reach that point, adding women’s golf and soccer teams in the mid-2000s before passing a referendum to fund football by doubling the student athletics fee to $20 per semester credit hour. Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Sep. 2021 The institute implemented a $5 increase per credit hour last school year. Mary Jordan, Arkansas Online, 23 July 2021 Chase said the college plans to charge students a $19 per credit hour fee for the next two years, and will give students the option to get textbooks physically or online. Hannah Reed,, 21 June 2021 See More

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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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27 Jun 2022

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“Credit hour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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