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3,144 Students to Complete Online Certificates and Degrees

Graphic that says "3,144 finishers," "2,725 Certificates," "649 Associate," and "695 Bachelor's"

At the conclusion of Fall Semester 2023 (Sept.–Dec.), 3,144 students are anticipated to have completed an online certificate or degree from BYU-Idaho or Ensign College, supported by BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

Among the students who completed online certificates and/or degrees are 2,731 PathwayConnect completers. Of all awarded students, 695 earned a bachelor’s degree, 649 earned an associate degree, and 2,725 completed a certificate. These students represent 97 countries and 45 U.S. states.

BYU-Idaho will hold commencement services for graduates on Thursday, December 14, at 12:45 p.m. (MST/UTC-7), in the BYU-Idaho Center as well as a livestream . Elder Carlos A. Godoy, General Authority Seventy, will be the guest speaker.

Ensign College graduates will be celebrated at the commencement services in April 2024.

Visit BYU-Pathway’s website to learn more and apply.

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Data as of December 14, 2023

Graduate Spotlight: Joseph Kemper

Joseph Kemper graduated from BYU-Idaho.

Utah-native Joseph Kemper discovered BYU-Pathway Worldwide in 2017 and just graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied business management from BYU-Idaho!. After accidents, unemployment, and illness prevented him from pursuing his lifelong dream of receiving a degree, Joseph now understands that his challenges paved a sacred journey that taught him to trust in Jesus Christ.

He said, “My dream has only been made possible through BYU-Pathway, a program that I will fondly remember for the rest of my life. Seeing a goal I have been working towards for 35 years fulfilled is a miracle.”

Read more about his inspiring educational journey!