November 11, 2016
Pathway's main purposes drive the program's direction. The following data indicates how Pathway is performing relative to each purpose.
Purpose 1: Get the gospel down into students' hearts
Above all, Pathway helps cultivate individual spiritual growth, build testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and encourage living its principles.
Students report the following results after participating in Pathway:
I've always had a testimony, but Pathway lit the fuse. It reminded me why I like the Church.
~ Kent Vallecillos, Student | Queen Creek, Arizona, USA
Pathway has been particularly helpful to priesthood leaders as they reach out to those who are struggling spiritually.
Purpose 2: Help students become capable learners
Pathway helps students build confidence and teaches them to take control of their own learning.
- 90% of Pathway Students report more confidence in their ability to succeed in college
- 66% of Pathway graduates attend BYU-Idaho (online or on-campus)
Student Performance in BYU-Idaho Online Courses
Purpose 3: Prepare students to lead and support families
Pathway helps students gain skills, learn doctrine, and strengthen values that enable them to gain meaningful employment as well as be better parents, providers, citizens, and Church members.