COLUMBIA — Most government records are open to the public at no charge. These records give citizens the opportunity to find out what's going on, how their elected officials are spending tax dollars, how the various departments within a governmental entity work and other valuable information needed to make strong decisions for the future. Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public.
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The records: The most recent data tables on ethnic and gender diversity of MU students and faculty from the university's Institutional Research department.
Why you’d want them: The tables break down diversity numbers by type of student enrollment and rank of faculty member. They include totals for each year from 2002 to 2011 to illustrate and examine trends.
Where you get the records: Go to ir.missouri.edu/DiversityData.html to find a list of data tables. Then click on either the Microsoft Excel icon or Adobe PDF icon to download the table in either format.
How much it will cost: The information is free.