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 $229 in FY2016 to $283 in FY2020. However, this calculation includes State Universities Retirement System (SURS) pass-through funds, which are 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 $183 in FY2016 to $209 in FY2020, not meeting the improvement target.

Improvement = $263-267 (Total Cost Per Credit Hour), $202-$205 (Excluding SURS)

The total direct credit instructional expenditures divided by total number of credit hours.
NCCBP and Harper College Administrative Services

Last Updated: 8/19/21