January 29, 2014
Writer: Marc Stevens
Statistics released for Winter Semester 2014 at Brigham Young University-Idaho show a total campus enrollment of 15,625 students, an increase of approximately 0.7 percent over last winter's campus enrollment of 15,516.
Changes in enrollment reflect the ongoing impact from the change in missionary age eligibility announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October 2012. Current projections for 2014 indicate the missionary age change will continue to affect enrollment at BYU-Idaho through the end of this year.
Enrollment in the university's online courses and programs continues to grow, making a BYU-Idaho education available to a greater number of students across the United States and around the world. The number of enrolled students not on campus during Winter Semester 2014, including online and Pathway students, is 12,175. For Winter Semester 2013 that number was 7,623.
This semester the campus student body consists of 7,809 male students and 7,816 female students. The number of married students is 4,313, comprising 27.6 percent of the total campus student population.