Pathway Education

In 2009, BYU-Idaho introduced PathwayConnect, a one-year program designed to help Church members begin working toward their educational and other personal goals. This unique program utilizes the flexibility of online learning while also incorporating a weekly gathering with other students — a combination between traditional campus-based and online educational platforms. What started as a humble pilot program of three locations in the United States serving 50 students has emerged into a system of more than 646 worldwide sites, operating in 77 countries and 43 U.S. states. To date, tens of thousands of students have participated in PathwayConnect. As President Eyring suggested, the university has truly found “direct ways to move the blessing of education … from this campus out into the lives of men and women everywhere.”