Post-Secondary Education

  • James T. Fey
  • R. R. Mclone
  • Bienvenide F. Nebres
  • Margaret E. Rayner
  • Fred S. Roberts
  • Gerhard Becker
  • Daniela Gori-Giorg
  • Jean-Pierre Provost
  • Henry L. Alder
  • Detlef Laugwitz
  • Georges L. Papy
  • Daniel Reisz
  • Kathleen Cross
  • S. M. Sharfuddin
  • Alan Tucker
  • Jerome Spanier
  • Germund Dahlquist
  • Clayton Aucoin
  • William E. Boyce
  • J. L. Agnew


Since 1970 the number of U.S. college and university students choosing to major in mathematics has declined sharply. There are several sources of data describing this decline and many conjectures about the causes. The situation is summarized in two sections of the paper below.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James T. Fey
    • 1
  • R. R. Mclone
    • 2
  • Bienvenide F. Nebres
    • 3
  • Margaret E. Rayner
    • 4
  • Fred S. Roberts
    • 5
  • Gerhard Becker
    • 6
  • Daniela Gori-Giorg
    • 7
  • Jean-Pierre Provost
    • 8
  • Henry L. Alder
    • 9
  • Detlef Laugwitz
    • 10
  • Georges L. Papy
    • 11
  • Daniel Reisz
    • 12
  • Kathleen Cross
    • 13
  • S. M. Sharfuddin
    • 14
  • Alan Tucker
    • 15
  • Jerome Spanier
    • 16
  • Germund Dahlquist
    • 17
  • Clayton Aucoin
    • 18
  • William E. Boyce
    • 19
  • J. L. Agnew
    • 20
  1. 1.The University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonEngland
  3. 3.Ateneo de Manila UniversityManilaPhilippines
  4. 4.St. Hilda’s CollegeOxfordEngland
  5. 5.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickCanada
  6. 6.Universitat BremenBremenFederal Republic of Germany
  7. 7.Universita di RomaRomaItaly
  8. 8.Universite de NiceNiceFrance
  9. 9.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  10. 10.Technische Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  11. 11.Universite Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium
  12. 12.Université de DijonDijonFrance
  13. 13.Rosendale CollegeAccringtonEngland
  14. 14.Institute for Advancement of Science and Technology TeachingDaccaBangladesh
  15. 15.State University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  16. 16.Claremont Graduate SchoolClaremontUSA
  17. 17.Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  18. 18.Clemson UniversityClemsonUSA
  19. 19.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA
  20. 20.Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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