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2U Overview
Landover, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TWOU)
Information Technology
$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 ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to partner with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential.

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Highest Rated CEOs: 2015 (#15), 2014 (#5)

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#27), 2014 (#17)

2U – Why Work For Us?


2U Inc. partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs so students every- where 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.

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.

2U partners with some of the country's leading colleges and universities to offer online master's degree programs to students around the world. Each accredited online degree program features live face-to-face classes, real-world learning experiences and a rigorous curriculum designed and delivered by university faculty. In 2014, 2U launched its first undergraduate and doctoral programs.


2U Enabled Program  
Yale PA Online     Master of Medical Science (MMSc)  
International Relations Online
  Master of Arts in International Relations  

Master of Science in Analytics
  Master of Business Administration  
  Master of Health Administration  

Master of Public Health  
  Master of Science Degree in Nursing  

Master of the Arts in Counselling  

RN to BSN, RN to MSN, Master of Science in Nursing  

Master of Social Work  
DataScience@SMU     Master of Science in Data Science  

Master of Science in Communications  
  Master of Business Administration  
  Master of Science in Professional Accounting  
  Degrees: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law, Dual Master of Laws (LL.M.) with the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública, Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Certificate: Legal English  
  Master of Information and Data Science  
  Master of Business Administration  

Master of Public Administration
USC Rossier Online
  Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Arts in Teaching - TESOL, Master of Education (ME) in Teacher Leadership, Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Change and Leadership. Certificates: Special Education Credential, Gifted Education Certificate  

Master of Social Work

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"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

"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

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    Smart and caring colleagues, resources in place to succeed in every position but still a lot of opportunity for start-up like agile projects, caring CEO, mission driven, fair pay


    Normal cons you would expect in fast growing company.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at 2U.


    I applied online and got an email to set up a phone interview the next day. The recruiter I dealt with called 15 minutes late and then rushed through the interview. She gave very short answers to the questions I had and seemed uninterested in conducting the interview.

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2U Awards & Accolades

  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For, Glassdoor, 2014
  • Technology Firm of the Year for EdTech Innovation, Tech Council of Maryland, 2014
  • Return on Education (ROE) Innovation Award, ASU/GSV Summit, 2014
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young, 2013
  • 30 Under 30: Education, Forbes, 2013
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