Writer: Writer: Colby Flint
Enrollment statistics released this week for Winter Semester 2010 show Brigham Young University-Idaho continues to grow.
According to statistics from the BYU-Idaho Student Records and Registration Office, total enrollment rose from 12,667 during Winter Semester 2009 to 13,375 in 2010, an increase of 5.6 percent. Enrollment has increased by over 57 percent from 8,500 since 2000, when the university announced its transition to become a four-year university.
"The constant growth of BYU-Idaho reflects the efforts of many people to provide quality education to as many people as possible, while still maintaining relatively low costs to students," said University Registrar Kyle Martin.
The student body consists of 3,545 freshmen, 3,174 sophomores, 3,659 juniors and 2,843 seniors. There are 3,880 married students, comprising 29 percent of the student body. Approximately 43.5 percent of BYU-Idaho students have served full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
There are 6,972 female students (52.1 percent) and 6,403 male students (47.9 percent). The university has 394 international students, representing 58 countries.