Student Data
NonMajors Courses
The table below lists enrollments in courses that are not a part of the Mathematics or Mathematics Educations major for 2003 through 2013. The courses listed in red are generally taken by students preparing to take higherlevel courses. The black courses are taken primarily by students who are using the course to complete their LEP/MTC requirement. The purple are taken by Elementary Educations majors. The blue course was a 3credit Calculus course taken primarily by Business majors. Due to low enrollment numbers, it was decided to limit the offering to Spring semester only. However due to low preregistration number for Spring of 2013, the course of cancelled by the SMSU administration. It is unclear if or when the department will try to offer it again.
NonMajor Course Enrollments
2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  
Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  
Math 045  9  18  36  
Math 060  10  22  28  27  21  27  20  16  22  15  13  32  25  30  32  41  34  
Math 101  150  100  97  150  70  131  87  111  74  120  97  95  116  113  94  119  103  95  69  57  70  52 
Math 110  64  43  64  43  38  36  20  35  26  37  31  32  29  37  71  80  144  147  184  131  127  138 
Math 115  108  131  132  163  157  177  115  164  147  167  158  162  165  161  165  152  159  117  126  102  110  72 
Math 125  18  18  13  12  14  16  
Math 135  15  11  9  20  13  11  18  15  19  17  
Math 127  39  38  37  39  36  40  39  38  39  40  37  30  31  39  34  39  
Math 128  7  23  24  24  31  24  22  23  24  18  19  15  15  19  23  25  
Math 129  14  25  29  18  30  
Math 140  16  28  14  16  19  25  26  13  27  15  27  35  32  22  16  14  20  8  12  
Total  404  365  398  447  394  466  348  409  358  456  396  385  418  419  438  442  492  418  461  363  383  326 
Below are the Fall and Spring enrollments for the LEP courses.
LEP Fall Enrollments 

2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  
Math 101  150  97  70  87  74  97  116  94  103  69  70 
Math 110  64  64  38  20  26  31  29  71  144  184  127 
Math 115  108  132  157  115  147  158  165  165  159  126  110 
Total  322  293  265  222  247  286  310  330  406  379  307 
Prior to 2010, College Algebra (Math 110) did not satisfy the Mathematics requirement at SMSU. However, since it did satisfy the MTC at other schools in the system, students would take the course at one of those institutions and transfer it in. As a consequence, we put forward a proposal to count Math 110 in the MTC and LEP. The effect has been to increase the number of students taking Math 110 and decreasing the numbers in Great Ideas of Mathematics (Math 101) and Finite Mathematics (Math 115)
LEP Spring Enrollments 

2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  
Math 101  100  150  131  111  120  95  113  119  95  57  52 
Math 110  43  43  36  35  37  32  37  80  147  131  138 
Math 115  131  163  177  164  167  162  161  152  117  102  72 
Total  274  356  344  310  324  289  311  351  359  290  262 
We see that while total enrollment in these courses is trending positive in the Fall, we see that the numbers are trending negative in the Spring and annually.
LEP Total Enrollments
2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  
Math 101  250  247  201  198  194  192  229  213  198  126  122 
Math 110  107  107  74  55  63  63  66  151  291  315  265 
Math 115  239  295  334  279  314  320  326  317  276  228  182 
Total  596  649  609  532  571  575  621  681  765  669  569 
The following table gives the percentage of students who complete the course with a grade of "C" or better.
Success Rates for LowerLevel Courses  
2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  
Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  
Math 045 / 060  44%  67%  56%  60%  55%  43%  33%  24%  30%  25%  44%  32%  80%  23%  59%  44%  40%  25%  
Math 101  55%  62%  60%  69%  73%  67%  66%  59%  62%  59%  66%  51%  62%  58%  71%  50%  51%  44%  36%  61% 
Math 110  58%  58%  59%  72%  42%  56%  70%  74%  69%  68%  65%  72%  66%  76%  58%  58%  45%  52%  30%  33% 
Math 115  79%  73%  77%  79%  76%  66%  59%  68%  57%  63%  61%  50%  68%  63%  68%  57%  67%  57%  54%  47% 
Math 125  22%  83%  54%  58%  29%  69%  
Math 135  73%  82%  44%  50%  54%  64%  67%  53%  68%  
Math 150  82%  89%  83%  86%  79%  86%  72%  76%  64%  79%  82%  85%  75%  90%  70%  58%  58%  77%  44%  54% 
The trends of the success rates over this period for both the Fall and Spring semesters are given in the charts below. It is notable that with the exception of Precalculus (Math 135) all the course success rates are trending negative and drastically so in the Spring semester. The University is currently studying ways to improve placement of incoming students into the correct course. We have requested that during incoming student preregistration days, the newly developed Accuplacer test be given to all students who have not completed their Mathematics requirement. There will be a major effort by the department's assessment committee to identify the causes of the abysmal success rates in these courses and determine changes that will hopefully reverse the trends.
Majors Courses
The table below lists the enrollments for all courses taken by majors for the period from 2003 through 2013. It should be noted that Calculus 1 (Math 150) is taken by all Computer Science majors and by some students in the Physical Sciences. In addition Calculus 2 (Math 151) and Calculus 3 (Math 252) are required for Mathematics minors.
Major Course Enrollments  

2003

2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  
Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  
LowerLevel Required  
Math 150  50  28  41  42  53  36  57  41  58  29  57  34  52  20  43  19  50  35  39  26  37  30 
Math 151  9  24  24  20  13  35  11  20  13  24  9  21  17  17  10  15  12  16  20  13  12  14 
Math 200  38  40  35  50  36  47  51  62  59  63  61  62  58  61  48  60  60  64  55  58  59  60 
Math 210  30  26  31  32  18  21  20  16  28  23  22  14  18  18  15  24  20  17  
Math 252  30  16  24  30  12  17  14  18  16  11  22  
LowerLevel Totals  157  118  147  144  144  139  169  151  158  156  149  145  145  134  116  134  142  143  114  119  108  104 
275  291  283  320  314  294  279  250  285  233  212  
UpperLevel Required  
Math 300  18  13  12  10  8  8  11  6  12  13  18  
Math 320  11  15  6  21  8  10  13  7  13  36  34  
Math 325  24  33  
Math 350  14  15  11  16  14  13  12  12  10  14  17  
Math 360  14  20  11  11  14  13  9  17  7  8  11  19  
Math 430  7  18  
Math 440  13  10  15  4  14  12  13  16  
Math 441  9  10  13  11  5  
Math 450  13  13  3  12  8  8  4  14  9  9  
Math 451  14  7  3  9  
Math 480  4  4  7  3  8  4  7  2  10  4  4  7  8  5  12  
Math 486  16  
Totals  44  56  50  60  37  43  34  56  50  39  38  21  41  35  50  22  38  30  60  56  89  98 
100  110  80  90  89  59  76  72  68  116  187  
UpperLevel Electives  
Math 305  8  7  9  
Math 310  6  6  9  9  
Math 315  8  10  10  14  22  18  19  24  
Math 330  11  4  7  4  
Math 331  4  
Math 345  17  6  5  8  
Math 394  1  1  2  1  1  
Totals  19  21  8  7  14  12  11  9  22  14  22  0  22  9  28  9  24  0  0  0  0  0 
40  15  26  20  36  22  31  37  24  0  0  
UpperLevel Total  
63  77  58  67  51  55  45  65  72  53  60  21  63  44  78  31  62  30  60  56  89  98  
140  125  106  110  125  81  107  109  92  116  187 
The upperlevel and lowerlevel enrollments are compared in the following table and charts.
Annual Enrollment Summaries  
2003

2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  
LowerLevel 
275

291  283  320  314  294  279  250  285  233  212 
UpperLevel 
100

110  80  90  89  59  76  72  68  116  187 
Total 
375

401  363  410  403  353  355  322  353  349  399 
2003

2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  
LowerLevel Fall 
157

147  144  169  158  149  145  116  142  114  108 
UpperLevel Fall 
63

58  51  45  72  60  63  78  62  60  89 
Total Fall 
220

205  195  214  230  209  208  194  204  174  197 
2003

2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  
LowerLevel Spring 
118

144  139  151  156  145  134  134  143  119  104 
UpperLevel Spring 
77

67  55  65  53  21  44  31  30  56  98 
Total Spring 
195

211  194  216  209  166  178  165  173  175  202 
Starting in 2011, the Mathematics, Mathematics Education and Computer Science majors were modified. Combinatorics (Math 315) was added to the Mathematics and Mathematics Education majors and the number changed to Math 325 with Foundations of Mathematics (Math 320) becoming a prerequisite. In the Computer Science major, Discrete Mathematics (Math 120) was replaced by Math 320. This explains the sudden decrease in lowerlevel enrollments and simultaneous increase in upperlevel enrollments.
We see that while the trend over the past 11 years has been negative, the trend in total enrollment over the last four years is steeply positive.
Below we see the success rates for regularly offered courses for majors. They all appear to be satisfactory.
Success Rates for Major Courses  
2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  
Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  Fall  Spring  
Math 150  82%  89%  83%  86%  79%  86%  72%  76%  64%  79%  82%  85%  75%  90%  70%  58%  58%  77%  44%  54% 
Math 151  95%  93%  77%  86%  81%  89%  75%  73%  85%  73%  74%  76%  83%  80%  79%  88%  87%  88%  91%  81% 
Math 252  90%  94%  97%  92%  59%  79%  61%  88%  91%  64%  
Math 200  95%  93%  77%  86%  81%  89%  75%  73%  85%  73%  74%  76%  83%  80%  79%  88%  87%  88%  91%  81% 
Math 300  100%  100%  83%  100%  88%  75%  91%  100%  92%  92%  
Math 315/325  100%  100%  90%  86%  82%  100%  74%  71%  79%  
Math 350  64%  87%  64%  88%  71%  69%  67%  83%  70%  79%  
Math 360  86%  90%  100%  100%  93%  92%  100%  88%  100%  100%  
Math 440  92%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  92%  
Math 450  92%  92%  100%  100%  100%  63%  100%  86%  78%  
Math 480  75%  100%  86%  100%  63%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  75%  86%  100%  100% 
Demographics
The following table shows the number of students, over the past three years, with an interest in a Mathematics major, who were admitted vs. those who actually matriculated. It shows that most of the prospective Mathematics Education majors do actually matriculate while a much smaller percentage of those who are interested in the nonteaching major actully matriculate. We obviously need to seek ways to increase this percentage.
Accepted vs. Matriculated Students with Math/MathEd Interest  
Category  Major  Fall 2010  Fall 2011  Fall 2012 
Admitted with Interest  Math  32  17  16 
Math Education  7  5  7  
Matriculated in Fall  Math  4  5  5 
Math Education  6  3  4  
% Matriculated  Math  12.5%  29.4%  31.3% 
Math Education  85.7%  60.0%  57.1% 
In the table below, the number of declared majors in broken down by class over the period 2003 through 2013.
Enrolled Majors by Class Level in Fall Semester 2000 to 2012 Math Minors for the Same Period 


Major  Class Level  Fall 2000  Fall 2001  Fall 2002  Fall 2003  Fall 2004  Fall 2005  Fall 2006  Fall 2007  Fall 2008  Fall 2009  Fall 2010  Fall 2011  Fall 2012 
Math Education  
Freshman 
3

1

3

2

1

1


Sophomore 
4

4

3

1

2

1

2

1


Junior 
2

5

5

2

1

3

2

2

1

1

1

2

4


Senior 
9

8

15

13

12

8

6

7

5

6

5

4

3


Previous Degree 
1

5

1

3

1

1

1

2


Total 
18

18

26

17

14

15

14

11

9

10

7

7

10


PreMath Education  
Freshman 
na

na

na

7

6

4

4

3

2

5

9

4

1


Sophomore 
na

na

na

3

4

2

3

3

4

1

6

7

1


Junior 
na

na

na

3

5

2

2

3

2

2

1

2

3


Senior 
na

na

na

2

4

1

1

1


Previous Degree 
na

na

na

1


Total 
15

19

9

9

10

8

8

16

14

6


Math  
Freshman 
2

1

2

6

6

7

5

7

4

1

6

2


Sophomore 
1

4

3

1

1

4

6

3

2

6

7

5

7


Junior 
4

1

5

10

1

1

3

2

2

2

7

6

7


Senior 
2

4

10

8

9

4

3

5

6

8

6

7

5


Previous Degree 
1


Total 
9

10

20

19

17

15

19

15

17

21

21

24

21


Fall 2000

Fall 2001

Fall 2002

Fall 2003

Fall 2004

Fall 2005

Fall 2006

Fall 2007

Fall 2008

Fall 2009

Fall 2010

Fall 2011

Fall 2012


Math Minors 
16

17

20

13

21

17

12

16

13

10

15

8

5

An interesting observation from the data on Mathematics and Mathematics Education graduates shows that over the period from 2003 through 2013, just over one third (37%) of the Mathematics and Mathematics Education majors started with Calculus 1 as their first course. A slightly larger number (38%) started with a course lower than Calculus 1, and 25% started with a course beyond Calculus 1.
2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  
Math Ed  6  6  6  3  3  6  2  3  3  2  
< 150  1  3  3  1  0  0  0  2  0  1  
150  1  3  1  0  1  5  0  1  2  1  
> 150  4  0  2  2  2  1  2  0  1  0  
Math  4  5  5  4  5  3  2  2  4  2  
< 150  2  3  4  1  2  2  0  0  4  0  
150  1  1  1  3  2  0  2  1  0  2  
> 150  1  1  0  0  1  1  0  1  0  0  Overall  
Total  10  11  11  7  8  9  4  5  7  4  76  
< 150  3  6  7  2  2  2  0  2  4  1  29  
150  2  4  2  3  3  5  2  2  2  3  28  
> 150  5  1  2  2  3  2  2  1  1  0  19  
% < 150  30%  55%  64%  29%  25%  22%  0%  40%  57%  25%  38%  
% 150  20%  36%  18%  43%  38%  56%  50%  40%  29%  75%  37%  
% > 150  50%  9%  18%  29%  38%  22%  50%  20%  14%  0%  25% 
The gender distribution indicates that females studying Mathematics are slightly more likely to major in Mathematics Education while males are slightly more likely to graduate with the nonteaching major.
2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  
Math Ed  6  6  6  3  3  6  2  3  3  2  
M  3  5  4  1  3  3  2  1  2  0  
F  3  1  2  2  0  3  0  2  1  2  
Math  4  5  5  4  5  3  2  2  4  2  
M  1  5  4  4  2  3  2  2  3  1  
F  3  0  1  0  3  0  0  0  1  1  Overall  
Total  10  11  11  7  8  9  4  5  7  4  76  
M  4  10  8  5  5  6  4  3  5  1  51  
F  6  1  3  2  3  3  0  2  2  3  25  
% M  40%  91%  73%  71%  63%  67%  100%  60%  71%  25%  67%  
% F  60%  9%  27%  29%  38%  33%  0%  40%  29%  75%  33% 
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