Church Universities and Colleges

Church Universities and Colleges


Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Brigham Young University-Idaho and LDS Business College exist to provide an excellent secular education reinforced with the ideals and religious principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

All students attending these schools, including those of other faiths, sign an honor code agreeing to maintain the highest standards of honor, integrity, morality and consideration of others in personal behavior. These standards include using clean language, attending church services regularly, abstaining from sexual relations outside of marriage and not drinking alcoholic beverages or smoking.

Brigham Young University

Web site:
Location: Provo, Utah
Established: 1875
Number of enrolled students in 2005: approximately 27,000
Current president: Cecil O. Samuelson

Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Per capita the most internationally diverse campus in the nation, with more than 74 countries represented.
Web site:
Location: Laie, Hawaii
Established: 1955
Number of enrolled students in 2005: approximately 2,400
Current president: Eric B. Shumway

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Previously known as Ricks College, BYU-Idaho became a four-year university in 2000.
Web site:
Location: Rexburg, Idaho
Established: 1888
Number of enrolled students in 2005: approximately 12,000
Current president: Kim B. Clark, former dean of Harvard Business School

LDS Business College

Offers one- and two-year vocational programs
Web site:
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Established: 1886
Number of enrolled students in 2005: 1,300
Current president: Stephen K. Woodhouse

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