October 25, 2017
Writer: Brett Crandall
Official fall semester enrollment totals for both on-campus and online students at Brigham Young University-Idaho show continued growth.
Statistics released for Fall Semester 2017 show a total campus enrollment of 19,399 students, an increase of 7.9 percent over last fall's campus enrollment of 17,980. In addition to this number, 4,245 campus-based students are taking online courses or fulfilling internships away from campus. Online courses have allowed for enrollment growth without students having to be on campus.
This semester the campus student body consists of 9,252 male students and 10,147 female students, (48 percent and 52 percent respectively). The total number of married students is 4,415, comprising 23 percent of the total campus student population. On-campus students who have served full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints number 10,184 (53 percent of the student body).
Enrollment in BYU-Idaho's online courses also continues to grow rapidly. The number of online students for Fall Semester 2017 is 11,850, an increase of 12.9 percent over last fall's comparable online student enrollment of 10,500.
Continued growth in enrollment can be attributed, in large part, to BYU-Idaho's unique educational emphasis. This includes: the teaching focus of its faculty, the opportunity to gather with other students who share common values, the university's focus on real-world preparation, and the high-value educational experience offered. BYU-Idaho is student focused by design.