Conference Board of the Mathematical Science Report Due Out Soon


Every five years, the Conference Board of Mathematics Sciences (CBMS) sponsors a national survey that collects data about curriculum, pedagogy, enrollment levels, graduates, and faculty in undergraduate mathematical sciences departments in US two-year colleges and four-year colleges and universities.

The CBMS 2015 questionnaire was sent in the fall of 2015 to the mathematics department chairpersons of 222 two-year col­leges, a random sample chosen from the list of all public two-year colleges in the U.S. The survey response rate was about 54% of the sample as 119 surveys were returned.

The tables and accompanying document are currently in production. Drafts of the tables and chapters are currently posted at Check this out as there are some fascinating tables, data, summaries, and reporting which might interest our community of mathematics faculty.

Notable information for our differential equations communitiy are:

* There was a 19% increase in enrollments in differential equaitons courses at two-year colleges from from 2010 to 2015.

* In 2015 there were 137,587 students reported in distance learning Differential Equations & Linear Algebra courses, an increase from the 115,837 enrolled in 2010.

So things are looking up with respect to enrollments in differential equations. 

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