Student Data

Non-Majors 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 higher-level 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 3-credit 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.

Non-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
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)

Fall Non-Major Chart

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

Spring Non-major Enrollments

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

Total LEP Enrollments

The following table gives the percentage of students who complete the course with a grade of "C-" or better.

Success Rates for Lower-Level 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.

Fall Success Rates

Spring Success Rates

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
Lower-Level 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
Lower-Level 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
Upper-Level 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
Upper-Level 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
Upper-Level 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 upper-level and lower-level enrollments are compared in the following table and charts.

Annual Enrollment Summaries
2003
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Lower-Level
275
291 283 320 314 294 279 250 285 233 212
Upper-Level
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
Lower-Level Fall
157
147 144 169 158 149 145 116 142 114 108
Upper-Level 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
Lower-Level Spring
118
144 139 151 156 145 134 134 143 119 104
Upper-Level 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 lower-level enrollments and simultaneous increase in upper-level enrollments.

Fall Major Enrollment

Spring Enrollment Major

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.

Total Enrollment Major

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 non-teaching 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
Pre-Math 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 non-teaching 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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