2U – Why Work For Us?

2U, Inc., is an education technology company that partners with top colleges and universities around the world to bring their degree programs and credit-bearing courses online. Founded by educational technology veterans, 2U strives to revolutionize the edtech industry by offering students online learning experiences that match or exceed the quality and rigor found on-campus. 2U is changing the future of education and education technology through access to the best learning experiences for students around the world.

Our Approach 
At 2U, one idea guides everything we do: No Back Row. Blending live online classes, dynamic course content and real-world experiences, our approach gives students the opportunity to realize their full potential. We work with our university partners to ensure every student can experience the best possible education for the brightest possible future.

  • Immersive Course Content: The programs we support feature live, online classes that are grounded in group discussion and collaborative conversation. In order to facilitate robust class discussions, students engage in immersive course content between live classes. From documentary-style lessons to video case studies to interactive learning tools, course content is designed to raise questions, describe theories and inspire ideas for later discussion.
  • Live Classes: The programs we help develop are delivered online, but they are not like any other online learning experience. Class sessions are held on a live video platform and are led by university faculty members. All classes are intentionally kept small — an average of no more than 15 students — to facilitate close collaboration and engaging discussions.
  • Real-World Experiences: Practice-based learning is a cornerstone of every program. From nursing field experiences to LL.M. summer immersions, all programs have a real-life, in-person learning requirement. Why? We believe practical, real-world experiences enrich classroom learning, but also that some disciplines simply cannot be taught without in-person, hands-on experiences.
  • Social Engagement: By design, programs foster strong social engagement between students and faculty. Our unique online campus and live classes bring learning and social engagement together on a web-based platform and in-person experiences offer students the opportunity to meet, network and learn together.
  • Dedicated Support Services: High-quality student and faculty support is a hallmark of our service offering. We strive to make the transition from a traditional, on-campus setting to an online learning setting as seamless as possible — for both students and faculty. Our faculty support begins the moment we begin to work with a university, working closely with teaching professors. Support for students begins when they inquire about a program and continues throughout their program.

Since our founding, 2U has partnered with prestigious colleges and research universities to deliver the following groundbreaking online programs:

  • USC Rossier Online: Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching-TESOL, and Master of Education in Teacher Leadership.
  • MSW@USC: Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California School of Social Work.
  • Nursing@Georgetown: Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS).
  • MBA@UNC: Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.
  • MPA@UNC: Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government.


  • @WashULaw: Master of Law (LL.M.) in U.S. Law program from Washington University School of Law.


  • MPH@GW: Master of Public Health (MPH) from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.


  • International Relations at AU Online: Master of Arts in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service (SIS).


  • Nursing@SimmonsMaster of Science in Nursing program from the Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

  • MPH@GW: Master of Public Health degree offered George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

  • MSW@SimmonsMaster in Social Work (MSW) program from the Simmons College School of Social Work. 


  • DataScience@Berkeley:  Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) from UC Berkeley School of Information (I School). 


  • Syracuse University:  S.I. Newhouse School of Communications - Coming in 2015! 

"The idea that I am helping people to realize a life-long dream to become a teacher and make a difference in the lives of young people all over the world. The free food, great parties and awesome people help too!"
~ Allie Swanson

"After converting from an intern to a full time employee here, I can honestly say 2U is an awesome place to work. The thing I love most is the encouragement I receive from the people I work with and the opportunity to make an impact into the growth of a company that is changing the face of online education. "
~Tricia Moriarty

"Culture. Working with smart, hard-working, passionate people is what fuels this wonderful company. We have a simple mission: revolutionize higher education by bringing great universities online with excellence and scale. It’s an exciting time for us. Hustle!"
~ Andrew Hermalyn

  "Working at 2U is exciting and challenging. The great thing is that everyone at 2U works together and we succeed together. "
~Ronni Ephraim

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2U Awards & Accolades

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Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For, Glassdoor, 2014
Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young, 2013
30 Under 30: Education, Forbes, 2013
The Inc. 30 Under 30, Inc. Magazine, 2012
Technology Firm of the Year for EdTech Innovation, Tech Council of Maryland, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.2u.com
Headquarters Landover, MD
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Public (TWOU)
Industry Education
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

2U Inc. partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential.

Our cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students globally. Blending live face-to-face classes, dynamic course content and real-world learning experiences, 2U’s No Back Row™ approach ensures that every qualified student can experience the highest quality university education for... More

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