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Credit Hours

IPEDS Definition:
A unit of measure representing the equivalent of an hour (50 minutes) of instruction per week over the entire term. It is applied toward the total number of credit hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.
THECB Definition:
A unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a semester system or a 10-week period in a quarter system. It is applied toward the total number of hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate or other formal award. (Univ, CTC CBM004, CBM00S)
TTU Definition:
A course’s unit of measure, representing the number of hours a student spends in-class for the course per week, which is counted toward completion of a program.

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