Community College Research Center, November 2012
Not Just Math and English:Courses That Pose Obstacles to Community College Completion
Community College Research Center
Marc A. Scott
New York University
Discussions of the barriers to completion in community colleges have largely focused on student success in introductory college-level math and English courses, and rightfully so, since these courses are typically required for degrees. However, there is a much broader range of courses that also serve as “gatekeepers” in the sense that they are obstacles to completion.