April 29, 2010
Writer: Writer: Colby Flint

Statistics released this week for Spring Semester 2010 at Brigham Young University-Idaho indicate a 17.5 percent enrollment increase over Spring Semester 2009.

According to numbers from the BYU-Idaho Student Records and Registration Office, total enrollment stands at 13,119 in Spring Semester 2010, compared to 11,169 in Spring 2009.

University Registrar Kyle Martin said the newly released figures show that enrollment for spring, fall and winter semesters is quite similar. Fall Semester 2009 had an enrollment of 13,379, and Winter Semester 2010 had 13,375.

"As we distribute attendance evenly across all three semesters, we are able to serve more students, while taking full advantage of campus facilities. We will be able to reach the enhanced enrollment goals we have set for the next several years and still provide a quality experience in the classroom," Martin said.

The student body consists of 5,044 freshmen, 3,279 sophomores, 2,511 juniors, 2,203 seniors and 82 non-matriculating students. There are 3,673 married students, comprising 27.8 percent of the student body. About 42 percent of BYU-Idaho students have served full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

There are 7,129 female students (54.3 percent) and 5,990 male students (45.7 percent). The university has 371 international students, representing 61 countries.