Contact hours represent the amount of time students are in
class. A three semester credit hour class equates to 48 contact hours. The chart
shows the total number of contact hours on the 12th class day for
fall and spring semesters over a five year period beginning in 2013 and ending
in 2018. Contact hours for fall 2013 were 1,601,760. Contact hours decline in
2014, increase in 2015 and 2016, but decline in fall 2107 with 1,544,980.
Contact hours for spring 2014 were 1,509.832. Spring contact hours followed a
pattern similar to fall with decline in 2015, a slight increase in 2016 and a
larger increase in 2017 to 1,525,789, leveling off in spring 2018 at 1,519,856.