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Current BYU-Pathway Worldwide Students


33,238 Students
Certificates & Degrees
23,172 Students


152 Countries

Largest Int'l Student Populations

  • Philippines (2,374 students)
  • Nigeria (1,946 students)
  • Mexico (1,787 students)

U.S. States

50 U.S. States

Largest U.S. Student Populations

  • Utah (9,486 students)
  • California (2,792 students)
  • Arizona (2,317 students)

About BYU-Pathway Worldwide

BYU-Pathway Worldwide provides access to online higher education to students in 152 countries, including online certificates and degrees from BYU-Idaho and Ensign College (starting September 2021). With BYU-Pathway’s certificate-first approach, students earn three certificates and an associate degree on their way to a bachelor’s degree — gaining skills and improving employability at each step along their educational journey. Students who complete a certificate are significantly more likely to continue toward a bachelor’s degree. Plus, it takes no additional time or money to earn certificates on the way to a bachelor’s degree.

Students can choose two different ways to start a degree. The preferred path begins with PathwayConnect, an online, reduced-cost guided start to a bachelor’s degree that builds spiritual confidence and teaches foundational academic skills. It includes six courses, and all courses count toward a bachelor’s degree. The advanced path to a degree is primarily for U.S. students with significant previous university and online learning experience. Although the tuition cost per credit is slightly higher than the preferred path, this option still provides an online, flexible way for students to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To learn more about BYU-Pathway Worldwide, visit byupathway.org.