September 22, 2010
Writer: Writer: Colby Flint

Statistics released this week show Brigham Young University-Idaho is serving more students than ever before.

According to figures from the BYU-Idaho Student Records and Registration Office, total enrollment increased by 5.8 percent from last Fall Semester, and the full-time equivalent (FTE)* grew by 4.9 percent. Enrollment stands at 14,150 students compared to 13,379 for the Fall Semester 2009. FTE rose to 12,690 compared to last fall's 12,099. The increase comes as a result of an enrollment expansion plan the university announced in January 2009.

University Registrar Kyle Martin said the university has worked to ensure a consistently high level of education as enrollment continues to grow.

"Our goal is to serve as many students as possible while maintaining low costs and quality instruction," Martin said. "We want to ensure that our enrollment goals are in the best interest of each student and are implemented in a way that is intuitive and efficient for the institution."

This semester, the student body consists of 4,738 freshmen, 2,783 sophomores, 3,570 juniors and 3,012 seniors. There are 3,431 married students, comprising 24 percent of the student body. There are 8,078 female students (57 percent) and 6,072 male students (43 percent). The university has 372 international students, representing 56 countries.