Pathways is getting bigger.
Likely much bigger.
The LDS Church announced today the creation of BYU Pathway Worldwide, the next generation of BYU-Idaho’s Pathways program, meant to bring higher education to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to members of the church who would like to attend a church school but can’t due to reasons of cost or geography.
I have taught in the Pathways program off and on over the past several years (and have been asked to teach in the program next semester). Looks like I’m coming back in at an exciting time.
The program currently serves 37,000 students and is set to “increase greatly” according to Dieter F. Uchtdorf, representing the Church’s First Presidency at an announcement of the program’s expansion today.
Students in Pathways currently pay $69 per credit hour – with even lower costs in areas where economics call for it.
I truly do enjoy working with Pathways students. They’re highly motivated and anxiously engaged in their education, sometimes more so than traditional university students.
BYU Pathway Worldwide will leave the Rexburg campus and move to Salt Lake City