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|Traded as||NASDAQ: TWOU|
|Headquarters||Lanham, Maryland, U.S.|
|Revenue||US$ 286.75 million (2017)|
|US$ -30.14 million (2017)|
|US$ -29.42 million (2017)|
|Total assets||US$ 482.06 million (2017)|
|Total equity||US$ 387.83 million (2017)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Trilogy Education Services|
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2U, Inc. (formerly 2tor Inc.) is an educational technology company that partners with nonprofit colleges and universities to offer online masters degree programs. The company supplies its partner universities with a cloud-based software-as-a-service platform coupled with technology-enabled services, including coursework design, infrastructural support and capital to deliver instruction.
The company was founded in 2008 by John Katzman (founder of The Princeton Review). Co-founders include Chip Paucek (former CEO of Hooked on Phonics) and Jeremy Johnson; In 2013, John Katzman left to found Noodle Partners, a similar company. As of 2019[update], Paucek continues to be CEO. 
Prior to its IPO, the company was venture-backed and raised $96 million. 
In August 2019, the company announced that increasing competition was leading to a strategy based on non-degree programs having shorter courses, and development of boot camps with a technology focus . 
2U does not confer or offer degrees. It provides its university partners with cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions to create online degree programs with live video classes, as well as an e-learning platform for interaction between students and professors. The system features small class sizes, and includes career services and field placements. Course content is enhanced for mobile devices. .Students meet in a live video chat room with the professor and the other students.
2U signs long-term contracts, averaging between 10–15 years in length, with its partner universities. Students pay standard tuition,with a revenue sharing agreement between the company and the school. This approach has led to a student retention rate of 84 percent.
A previous program. 2U's "Semester Online" for undergraduate universities was marketed as a platform for top-tier universities to offer online courses to paying students at participating universities. [a] The company announced in April 2014 that Semester Online would end in the summer of 2014.
The company went public on March 28, 2014, and raised $119 million by offering 9.2 million shares at $13 per share. 2U is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol TWOU. The company is a Russell 1000 Index component.
As per September 2018, the net worth of the company was $4.7 Billion.
The stock reached at over $90 a share in Summer, 2018. As of Aug.1, 2019 it was about $13 a share 
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It’s becoming obvious that all schools are going online. We believe this represents a new reality in the marketplace, and requires us and others to adjust to it.”– Chip Paucek,CEO
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