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

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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 College of Lake County students will pay an extra $3 a credit hour starting in the fall, following a unanimous vote Tuesday evening by the college's Board of Trustees approving the increase. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "College of Lake County approves fall 2018 tuition increase," 1 Mar. 2018 Under a partnership the University of Texas at San Antonio, students in their junior and senior years at MacArthur University Prep, or MacUP for short, will be able to earn up to 24 college credit hours by taking classes at UTSA’s downtown campus. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, "NEISD partners with UTSA for dual-credit program," 21 May 2018 Poole spent the last year and half finishing up his remaining credit hours at Fort Valley State (around 30). Chapel Fowler, charlotteobserver, "Former Panther Tyrone Poole says you're like a spider. That can help you hang tough.," 30 May 2018 Candidates with 60 or more college credit hours will receive points as well. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "With eye on diversity, Elgin may relax requirements for firefighter applicants," 24 May 2018

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circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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