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2U Inc. Recognized As "IPO of the Year" By Washington Business Journal


LANDOVER, Md., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs, has been recognized by Washington Business Journal with an award for initial public offering (IPO) of the year.

2U also was recently named as one of Glassdoor's "Best Places to Work" among small-and-medium-sized companies for a second year in a row, and one of the 12 "U.S. Global Growth Companies" by World Economic Forum.

"2U is honored to be recognized with the 'IPO of the Year' award in recognition of the outstanding success we have achieved on behalf of our university partners," said Chip Paucek, CEO and Co-Founder of 2U Inc. "At 2U, we are committed to enabling online degree programs that are as good as -- or even better than -- what can be attained on campus, so students everywhere can step out of the 'back row' and move their careers forward with a superior educational outcome."

2U debuted as a public company on the NASDAQ Global Select Market in March 2014 and has since expanded its portfolio of top university partners to include Syracuse Whitman School of Management, The Family Institute at Northwestern University and Southern Methodist University, among others.

Washington Business Journal is a publication of the American City Business Journals. More than 2.5 million readers around the country use business journals to keep tabs on breaking news and research top companies, executives and organizations in their local communities through each business journal's annual Book of Lists.

About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) 
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 the most successful outcome. Learn more at

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Shirley Chow, 2U Inc. 


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