REXBURG, Idaho ­­­- Official winter enrollment totals for both on-campus and online students at Brigham Young University-Idaho show continued upward growth.

Statistics released for Winter Semester 2016 show a total campus enrollment of 17,714 students, an increase of 5.8 percent over last winter's campus enrollment of 16,738. This semester the campus student body consists of 9,064 male students and 8,650 female students, (51.2 percent and 48.8 percent respectively). The number of married students is 4,394, comprising 24.8 percent of the total campus student population. On-campus students who have served full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints number 9,852 (55.6 percent).

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 Winter Semester 2016 is 22,302, an increase of 24 percent compared to this time last year. For Winter Semester 2015 that number was 17,979.

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.