November 11, 2016
BYU-Pathway's main purposes drive the program's direction. The following data indicates how PathwayConnect is performing relative to each purpose.
Purpose 1: Get the gospel down into students’ hearts
Above all, PathwayConnect 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 PathwayConnect:
I’ve always had a testimony, but PathwayConnect lit the fuse. It reminded me why I like the Church.
~ Kent Vallecillos, Student | Queen Creek, Arizona, USA
PathwayConnect has been particularly helpful to priesthood leaders as they reach out to those who are struggling spiritually.
Purpose 2: Help students become capable learners
PathwayConnect helps students build confidence and teaches them to take control of their own learning.
- 90% of PathwayConnect Students report more confidence in their ability to succeed in college
- 66% of PathwayConnect graduates attend BYU-Idaho (online or on-campus)
Student Performance in BYU-Idaho Online Courses
Purpose 3: Prepare students to lead and support families
PathwayConnect 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.