Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences
With generous funding from the National Science Foundation and on behalf of the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS), the American Mathematical Society is conducting the CBMS Surveys of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Programs in the US.
Status Report: The 2021-22 Undergraduate Surveys
We have now concluded the survey phase and are working on compiling the results. You can view the survey instruments used to collect data below. Results will be published here when available.
Report: The COVID Impact Study
The COVID pandemic has affected 2-year and 4-year programs throughout the country. This new report provides insight regarding the impact on staffing, instructor training, course delivery, plans for the future, and more.
Download and read the Final Report, the Questionnaire, and the Spreadsheet:
The CAUSE Webinar
The CBMS Survey: Measuring Characteristics and Dynamics of Undergraduate Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Programs webinar recording from August 24, 2021, is available here.
Provide a comprehensive, statistically-based picture of the characteristics and dynamics of undergraduate mathematical and statistical science programs throughout the United States.
Download and read executive summaries of findings from past CBMS surveys:
Who is the target audience?
- Departmental, programmatic, institutional, and system leaders
- Mathematical education researchers
- Policy makers
- Wider community of undergraduate educators
Tracing Undergraduate Math and Stats Education
Every five years since 1970, the CBMS sampling survey has collected multifaceted data from mathematical and statistical sciences departments in:
- All types of universities and colleges with four-year undergraduate programs
- All types of community colleges with predominantly two-year programs. The CBMS Survey is unique in providing a comprehensive view of mathematics and statistics programs in two-year colleges.
The reports on these studies outline the evolution of the system of undergraduate mathematics and statistics programs over a 45-year period. They focus on such attributes as: Enrollments; Curriculum; Bachelor's degrees awarded; Course availability; Faculty demographics; Special one-time topics
Survey Project Time Frame and Updates
As the project progresses, this page will provide information and updates.
Current and Previous Reports
|Ellen. E. Kirkman, PhD||Richelle Blair, PhD||Thomas H. Barr, PhD, MBA|
Professor of Mathematics
Director of Programs
Visiting Scholar in Mathematics