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Aug 14, 2018

2U, Inc. Announces 2019, 2020 and 2021 Graduate Program Launch Cadences

Plan increases previously announced 2019 and 2020 cadences and includes new 2021 launch target

LANHAM, Md., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), today announced its expected program launch cadence for the next three years: 2019, 2020 and 2021. The company's newly announced plan includes the following targets:

  • 2019: 17 graduate programs, an increase of one over the previously announced 2019 target of 16
  • 2020: 21 graduate programs, an increase of two over the previously announced 2020 target of 19
  • 2021: 25 graduate programs

"Today's announcement reflects the strength and momentum in our core business," said 2U Co-Founder and CEO Christopher "Chip" Paucek. "Under this new, stepped-up cadence, by the end of 2021, 2U is on pace to launch another 63 graduate programs, more than doubling our current portfolio to over 100 programs, while leaving significant runway toward our long-term domestic target of 250."

2U announced yesterday that it had fully-slotted all 16 of its targeted Domestic Graduate Programs for 2019, meeting its previously announced launch target nearly five months prior to year-end.

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