BYU-Idaho announced that Spring Semester 2016 enrollment is higher than it has been in previous semesters.

“It’s good that BYU-I can handle this kind of enrollment,” said Brock Payne, a sophomore studying electrical engineering.

Enrollment has had an increase of 6.9 percent over last spring’s campus enrollment of 13,742. This semester, the campus student body consists of 7,283 male students and 7,411 female students, according to the BYU-I website.

“My fear is that class size would get too large, but since they focus more on online students, I don’t think it will be a problem,” Payne said. “It’ll invite a good diversity in the university.”

The university is continuing to serve more students off campus, as well as on campus, according to the BYU-I website.

The number of online students, including Pathway, for Spring Semester 2016 is 20,711, an increase of 28.1 percent over last spring’s online student enrollment of 16,171, according to the BYU-I website.

Through this enrollment, BYU-I plans to continue focusing on the quality of the student experience, according to the BYU-I website.