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November 11, 2016

Executive Summary | The Purposes of Pathway

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:

First Purpose Charts

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

Student performance in BYU-Idaho online courses

Pathway graduates taking BYU-Idaho online courses perform well and in some instances outperform their non-Pathway peers.

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.

Gain Skills and Motivation

A majority of Pathway graduates indicate that Pathway helped them learn skills and/or have more motivation to improve their employment.

Better Job and Continued Employment

83% of international students (and 63% of students in the U.S. and Canada) who complete Pathway and do not attend BYU-Idaho online report improved employment and/or continuing their education.

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