Students walking to class near the Manwaring Center at sunset during fall semester.

REXBURG, Idaho ­­­- Official fall enrollment totals for both on-campus and online students at Brigham Young University-Idaho are each the largest in university history.

Statistics released for Fall Semester 2015 show a total campus enrollment of 17,562 students, an increase of 8.4 percent over last fall's campus enrollment of 16,193. This semester the campus student body consists of 8,284 male students and 9,278 female students, (47.2 percent and 52.8 percent respectively). The number of married students is 4,081, comprising 23.2 percent of the total campus student population. For the first time in BYU-Idaho history, more than half of on-campus students have served full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Enrollment in BYU-Idaho's online courses and degree programs is also growing rapidly, with the university continuing to serve more students off campus than on campus. The number of online students, including Pathway, for Fall Semester 2015, is 25,189, an increase of 33.5 percent compared to this time last year. For Fall Semester 2014 that number was 18,874.

Accompanying this growth is a continued focus on the quality of the student experience. BYU-Idaho prepares students for leadership in the home, the workplace, and the Church. With a teaching-focused faculty, small classrooms, and a student-centered approach to learning, the university provides a high quality educational experience. The Learning Model, leadership activities, and the university-wide internship program allow students to be academically engaged as they develop natural leadership abilities. This translates into ever-increasing student success with job placements and graduate programs across the country. More and more people are realizing the value of a BYU-Idaho education.