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2U Careers

Lanham, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TWOU)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
2U, Inc. is a diverse collection of more than 3,500 individuals across ten offices worldwide who share a common belief that great universities can redefine higher education to address the critical needs of society.

Our mission is to eliminate the back row in ... Read more

Mission: Eliminate the back row in education #NoBackRow

Glassdoor Awards

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

Top CEOs: 2015 (#15), 2014 (#5)

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    In just weeks, the Coronavirus pandemic has reshaped the way the world lives, works, and learns. These are trying times for us all. Across our business, 2U is taking critical steps to ensure the continuity and delivery of our offerings as our partners' campuses close, travel is impeded, and students are impacted globally.

  • For students in the J.D. Dayton Law Online program, learning online is nothing new. They’ve been engaging in a hybrid law school experience since they enrolled. #NoBackRow

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2U – Why Work With Us?

Improving lives through better education.

At 2U, we combine a purpose-driven mission with a student-focused culture to bring universities into the digital age. From our industry-leading learning platform to clinical placements and career counseling, we help students achieve more.

Network of Partners.

Transforming higher education isn’t something we can do alone. That’s why we work with strategic partners and collaborators who share our mission—and are committed to improving lives through the power of education technology.

Our University Partners. 

Creating student success starts with committed universities—and our partners are some of the top schools in the world. 

Meet Our University Partners. 

Our Short Courses.

From professional development to functional skill-building and beyond, our short courses (powered by GetSmarter) allow millions to continue their education from anywhere.

Learn About Short Courses.

Our Boot Camps.

With millions more tech jobs than skilled workers to fill them, our boot camps (powered by Trilogy Education) offer the digital skills to fill employer needs.

Learn About Boot Camps.

Edtech with a human touch.

At 2U, it's a mix of proprietary technology and passionate people that truly powers our world-class online learning experience. And while we started with graduate programs, we're evolving to meet the needs of learners across their lifetimes.

Career Curriculum Continuum.

Gone are the days when one simply earned a degree, got a job, and worked it until they retired. At 2U, we empower our university partners with the tools to help lifelong learners stay competitive—wherever they are in their career journey.

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Combining tech, people, and data, 2UOS is our proprietary operating system designed to seamlessly build, deliver, and support the offerings we power.

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Working to transform digital higher education.

Vision. Passion. Purpose. At 2U, we deliver for our partners every single day. From coders and engineers to pedagogy experts, success advisors, and beyond, we’re united in our effort to eliminate the back row through transformative digital education. Check out our Lifeat2U Instagram.

Our leaders.

Doing something as important as transforming digital education takes vision. It takes passion. And at 2U, our executive team and Board are seasoned, purpose-driven innovators committed to making a positive difference.

Meet Our Leaders

Great Place to Work.

2U is consistently named a Great Place to Work. As part of the fast-paced education technology industry, we continue to attract and retain premiere talent to the business. We all work towards our mission of eliminating the back row in higher education. This, along with our "people-first" mindset fosters a culture where employees feel appreciated and supported.

Our guiding principles.

Our culture is built on strong values. United by purpose, passion, and powerful collaboration, we’re driven to be better here—to each other, to our students, and to the university partners who work with us to eliminate the back row in education.

Cherish each opportunity. Life is short, so treasure every moment.

Give a damn. Care about what you do each day.

Strive for excellence. Don’t settle for second best.

Be bold and fearless. Question the status quo, and embrace change.

Be candid, honest and open. Listen to others and offer respectful feedback.

Have fun. Fun is important. Fun is simply better.

Make service your mission. Give the highest level of support to our partners and to one another.

Don’t let the skeptic win.“No” is easy. “Yes” is hard. Fight for “yes.”

Relationships matter. Build trust, value differences, and invest the time.

Do something that truly matters in higher education so that you–and your career–can thrive. At 2U, we combine mission-driven culture, excellent work/life balance, and competitive benefits (unique per country). Full-time, U.S. benefits include::

Medical, Vision, and Dental

Parental Leave

Tuition Reimbursement

Wellness Programs

Employee Stock Purchase Program

Friends & Family Tuition Benefit

Leadership Training

Volunteer Time Off

LinkedIn Learning

Referral Bonus

Military Leave


In just weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the way the world lives, works, and learns. These are trying times for us all. Across our business, 2U is taking critical steps to ensure the continuity and delivery of our offerings as our partners’ campuses close, travel is impeded, and students are impacted globally.

A recent article from our Co-Founder and CEO, Chip Paucek outlined How 2U is Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic, and since then we’ve also released articles about what we’re doing to support our employees, university partners, and our partners’ students during this time. You can view them below:

We’ve made some announcements:

We’ve sourced remote working and learning advice from our employees and university partners: 

We’ve created online education resources for our university partners and faculty: 

What is 2U doing to protect its own employees during this time? 

2U’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees. As the COVID-19 coronavirus evolved into a global health concern, 2U made the decision to ask all employees to work from home until further notice. Our goal is to minimize the risk to employees and help lower the probability of the spread of the virus to our employees, their families, and the communities where we operate. 

Is 2U still hiring? 

2U is actively hiring for mission-critical roles. We are determining any and all roles that are necessary to continue operations as normal given the COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to recruit for those roles.

2U Reviews

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    I have been working at 2U full-time (Less than a year)


    Inspiring and collaborative environment
    Opportunities for growth within departments
    Great leaders who know how to manage people
    Unlimited PTO
    Work from home 1 day per week (at least)
    Like minded people, who have a "student first" mentality
    Incredibly fun environment (monthly happy hours, snacks, company meeting (great speakers and performers)
    Salary is competitive
    All higher-ups are really friendly and involved with employees


    401k match could be better

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2U Photos

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2U photo of: 2Utes in Denver catching up on the couch.
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2U photo of: Hi, we're 2U
2U photo of: Behind the scenes at our 2U Studios where we create many hours of course content.
2U photo of: 12pm yoga every Wednesday in our Cape Town office.
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2U Interviews



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    Accepted Offer
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    The interview process was pretty typical. First, had a short call with a recruiter asking about my interest in the company and my general career goals. Next I had a more technical interview with one of the managers on the team I was interviewing for. After that I was given a “homework assignment” pertaining to the role and we went over this assignment at the final
    in person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one way you’ve used analysis in your past experience?   Answer Question
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2U Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2019
  • Top Workplace, The Washington Post, 2019
  • Top Workplace, The Denver Post, 2018
  • Forbes 30 Under 30, Forbes, 2017
  • Top CEO, Institutional Investor Magazine, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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