BYU-Idaho enrollment jumps

REXBURG, Idaho — In its second summer term, BYU-Idaho has exceeded by more than 26 percent the enrollment record set earlier this summer.

Enrollment jumped from 3,093 attending in May and June to 3,924 attending during July and August.

"We projected about 600 above last year's numbers for first and third summer terms," said Jeff Sorensen, assistant director of admissions and scholarships. "That put us at 3,100 [for first term] and 3,700 [for second term]."

The jump is due in part to the new two eight-week term format, changed from the previous three five-week terms. The main difference [between the terms] is that incoming high school students can't start first summer term, so they start second. First term, on the other hand, has a high percentage of students continuing from winter.

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