Institutional Success - Instructional Cost
Cost Per Credit Hour measures total credit instructional expenditures divided by the total number of credit hours. The College’s cost per credit hour, as defined by the National Community College Benchmarking Project, increased from $189 in FY2013 to $250 in FY2017. However, this calculation includes the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) pass-through amount, which is not controllable by the College. Excluding the state’s SURS pass-through amount, the overall instructional cost per credit hour has grown at a much slower rate, increasing from $158 in FY2013 to $185 in FY2017.