Church online educational program reaches over 150 countries
It started with 50 students a decade ago in Rexburg, Idaho, but it is now a global online learning program with over 50,000 students. BYU–Pathway Worldwide enrollment has also expanded to more than 150 countries throughout the world.
BYU–Pathway Worldwide offers two core programs. PathwayConnect, a one-year, low-cost educational program helps students return to college. An online degree program in partnership with Brigham Young University–Idaho and Ensign College is the other option.
This year, more than 33,000 students enrolled in PathwayConnect — a 19 percent increase from 2019. International students who completed PathwayConnect and later continued in an online degree program doubled from 24 percent to 59 percent in 2020.
For the first time, PathwayConnect is serving more students outside the United States than within it. The largest international student enrollments are in the Philippines (more than 2,100 students) and Africa (over 6,700 students).
Since 2009, BYU–Pathway Worldwide has served more than 116,000 people.
(Read the full article on the Church Newsroom)
BYU-Pathway Worldwide Devotional
“Call for Heroes!”
DIETER F. UCHTDORF Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints July 14, 2020
My dear brothers and sisters, dear friends, we live in interesting times! By and through the wonders of technology, I can meet with you all across the world.
A wise man once suggested that times of general peace and happiness comprise the empty pages of world history. The same could be said about The Book of Mormon – happy times are often summarized in a sentence or two. It is the times of trial, distress, and extraordinary events that shape history.
We live in times where the pages of history are anything but empty. Covid-19 is forcing us to find and use different ways of communication.
I am pleased to say the BYU-Pathway program is way ahead of its time! Most of the learning in BYU-Pathway Worldwide happens online and I hope that you will always find ways to connect.
I congratulate you for choosing BYU-Pathway for your education. For those of you who have not enrolled yet, I encourage you to take a serious look at the many advantages this program offers and consider joining in.
(Read here the rest of the speech or watch the video above)