About BYU-Idaho

“Brigham Young University-Idaho is a private, four-year university affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

BYU-Idaho seeks to create a wholesome learning environment in which students can strengthen their commitment to their faith and receive a quality education that prepares them for leadership in the home, the community, and the workplace.”

– University Mission Statement

The BYU-Idaho Story begins on a cold November day in 1888, when Latter-day Saint pioneers in the newly settled town of Rexburg gathered for the opening of a new academy. BYU-Idaho has steadily grown since that time to become Idaho's largest private University with a campus that spans 430 acres with over 40 buildings and 28,000 students attending every year. View Virtual Tour.

Student Icon  Campus and Students

32,000+ 

On-campus students


18,000

Campus students each semester

*students enrolled in BYU-Idaho courses in 2016

33,000

Online students


26,000

Online students each semester

book icon Academic Information

25

Associate degrees

100+

Bachelor's degrees

7

Colleges

33

Departments

6

Online associate degrees

11

Online bachelor's degrees

300

Online Courses

The school year is organized into three, 14-week semesters: Fall, Winter, and Spring, and one, 7-week Summer Session. Each student admitted to a track comprised of two semesters.

Academic Departments

Map Icon  Location and Attractions

Local population: 28,000
Rexburg is an agriculturally rich area located in Snake River Valley of eastern Idaho. There are dozens of regionally acclaimed attractions to explore.

Local Attractions


President Eyring and his wife

“We will strive for continued inspiration in increasing the university's capacity, according to prophetic pronouncements and promises made over many decades.”

–Henry J. Eyring