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For the first time in the school's history, 63 percent of students enrolled at Brigham Young University are LDS Church returned missionaries, according to a BYU press release.

For the first time in the school's history, 63 percent of students enrolled at Brigham Young University are returned LDS missionaries, according to a BYU press release.

Student enrollment at BYU dropped 10 percent in 2013 and 2014 after President Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced a missionary age change in 2012 for both men and women, allowing young men to serve missions at age 18 and young women to serve at 19.

BYU's Fall 2015 numbers have nearly returned to normal, now with more returned missionaries. The percentage of female students who have served missions has also grown, jumping from 10 percent in 2012 to 33 percent this fall.

Read more about BYU's fall enrollment at news.byu.edu.

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