Brigham Young University - Idaho

BYU - I Demographics & Diversity Report

Is BYU - I really diverse? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth about diversity at BYU - I. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

BYU - I Student Population

39,145 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Brigham Young University - Idaho?

BYU - I total enrollment is approximately 39,145 students.

BYU - I Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time BYU - I undergraduate population is made up of 54% women, and 46% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BYU - I Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 13,721
Multi-Ethnic 1,715
International 1,654
Hispanic 553
Unknown 375
Asian 197
Black or African American 103
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 81

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

BYU - I achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #378 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  378 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  89.27 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does BYU - I Diversity Compare to National Averages?


BYU - I is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

BYU - I is ranked 3,007 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  3007 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  20.66 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

BYU - I Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 27,562
International 5,065
Multi-Ethnic 3,333
Hispanic 1,309
Unknown 980
Asian 369
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 203
Black or African American 198

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Brigham Young University - Idaho Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,656
Asian 11
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9
Multi-Ethnic 9
Black or African American 6
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at BYU - I.

Slightly Unbalanced Male/Female Ratio

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BYU - I ranks 1,289 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1289 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  66.01 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 22,503 female students and 16,642 male students at BYU - I.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of BYU - I is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  82.29 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 1,201 female teachers and 1,718 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
78.21% Out of State
2.77% Out of the Country

BYU - I ranks 46 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

78.21% of BYU - I students come from out of state, and 2.77% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  97 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 48 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Idaho 868
California 521
Utah 445
Washington 329
Texas 231

International Students at BYU - I

Students from 93 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
29.37% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  91.27 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At BYU - I, 29.37% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
35 and over 13,568
22-24 11,260
20-21 8,394
25-29 7,043
18-19 6,841
30-34 3,849
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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