Other Sources of Data in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
In addition to the Annual Survey Reports that appear regularly in the Notices of the AMS, there are other sources of information about the U.S. mathematical sciences. The AMS occasionally publishes special reports on issues facing the mathematics community, and a number of federal agencies produce a range of reports and associated data sets related to the mathematical sciences along with the other science and engineering disciplines.
Websites of Interest
For additional information on data in the Mathematical Sciences, contact the AMS at 800-321-4267, ext. 4124 or submit an inquiry.
- FedStats is the window on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. Access official statistics collected and published by more than 70 federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them.
- National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations.
- National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) Information Center is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to improve strategic decision making in higher education for states and institutions in the United Stated and abroad. This website is part of this ongoing effort and contains comparative data for states and counties, as well as useful contextual information.
- NSF's Science Resource Studies Survey Reports (SRS) designs, supports, and directs about 14 periodic surveys as well as a variety of other data collections and research projects. These surveys yield the materials for SRS staff to compile, analyze, and disseminate quantitative information about domestic and international resources devoted to science, engineering, and technology. Each year SRS produces about 30 publications.
- The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a non-profit, national advocacy organization whose mission is to promote women’s interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. As part of this effort, AWIS complied a Web page providing links to graphs, tables, and gender specific data as it was collected and reported by other organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Education Statistics.
Articles of Interest
- A Recent History of the Production of Doctorates in Mathematics Education - Notices of the AMS, September 2016.
- Recent Trends in Bachelors Degree Recipients in Mathematics at US Institutions - Notices of the AMS, June–July 2016. View the NCES Data used to produce this summary.
- An Update: on Jobs for Doctorates in Mathematics Education at Institutions of Higher Education in the United States - Notices of the AMS, April 2013
- An Update: Are Women Getting All the Jobs? - Notices of the AMS, September 2010
- Gender Differences in First Jobs for New US PhDs in the Mathematical Sciences - Notices of the AMS, March 2018.
- Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century - National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2018.
- Time to Degree of U.S. Research Doctorate Recipients - InfoBrief, March 2006, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA (NSF 06-312).
- Has the Women-in-Mathematics Problem Been Solved? - Notices of the AMS, November 2004
- Stay Rates of Foreign Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, 2005, Michael G. Finn, Science and Engineering Education Program, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education