Enrollment Numbers Request

Alison S filed this request with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville of Tennessee.


From: Carlton Purvis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any records which cover the number of students by major/program of study by campus by gender by class year for each year from 2000-2017.

Here is some additional scope to limit the request, if it is helpful for you:
I am only interested in undergraduate records.
I am NOT requesting the creation of records, only records that already exist. I am also NOT requesting PII.
Responsive records will breakdown enrollment counts by at least major, gender, AND class year. If all of these distinctions are not included then the record is non-responsive. In other words, the records should be able to answer questions such as: how many female sophomore Chemistry students were there in 2017?
I would prefer to get university-wide or campus-wide records only but if they are not available then I will take reports generated for individual departments even if records were generated for some, but not every department. If you require knowing where to look for these records they are normally with the university registrar or office of institutional research. Barring that it is best to check at the Provost level and with department chairs.
If there are responsive records that are more granular (i.e. there is another data dimension to the report/analysis/memo/record that was generated) than my request but I could add/aggregate them to get to my requested information, those records should be considered responsive to this request.
If there was a computer system switchover of some kind and it is easiest to get records from that point forward, please advise.

If you have any questions or there is any other information I can provide so as to make this request easier to fulfill (especially since multiple records should be responsive per calendar year) please let me know via email.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Carlton Purvis


Mr. Purvis, this is to acknowledge receipt of your request for records under the Tennessee Public Records Act.

The Act only applies to requests from current Tennessee residents. Therefore, in order to proceed, you will need to provide proof of current Tennessee residency.

This can be in the form of a currently valid Tennessee driver's license, or a utility statement dated within the past three months that indicates your Tennessee residential service address.

Send a legible copy to me at this address or via fax to 865-974-1822.

If no proof is received by the close of business Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the request will be closed.

Charles Primm
Public Records Request Coordinator
UT Knoxville

From: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Mr. Purvis, since no proof of current Tennessee residency was submitted, your request is respectfully denied.


Charles Primm
Public Records Request Coordinator
UT Knoxville

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  • 01/30/2018

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