October 20, 2014
Writer: Marc Stevens
Statistics released for Fall Semester 2014 at Brigham Young University-Idaho show a total campus enrollment of 16,193 students, an increase of 3.9 percent over last fall's campus enrollment of 15,584.
While BYU-Idaho will continue to experience some short-term impact from the change in missionary age eligibility announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October 2012, this semester's increase returns the university's campus enrollment to pre-announcement levels.
BYU-Idaho's ability to adapt to the fluctuation in enrollment over the past two years has been greatly enhanced by the unique three-track calendar system, which allows the university to offer enrollment to students at times when they might otherwise be off campus.
Enrollment in BYU-Idaho's online courses and degree programs continues to grow considerably, with the university now serving more students off campus than on campus for the first time in its history. The number of enrolled students not on campus for Fall Semester 2014, including online and Pathway students, is 18,874, an increase of 57.4 percent compared to this time last year. For Fall Semester 2013 that number was 11,987.
This semester the campus student body consists of 7,519 male students and 8,674 female students (46.4 percent and 53.6 percent respectively). The number of married students is 3,893, comprising 24 percent of the total campus student population.