2U, INC.

2U, INC., Lanham

About 2U, Inc. We are in the midst of a transformational era in higher education. Technology is reshaping how we work and fundamentally redefining what it means to have a career, forcing us all to become lifelong learners.  2U Inc. is a diverse collection of more than 2,000 individuals who share a common belief in the power of higher education to transform lives for the better. Every 2Ute — regardless of office, department, or tenure — is passionate about helping our university partners deliver life-changing outcomes for their students. That purpose-driven mission and student-focused culture, combined with our scale and depth of investment in each partner, are what set our model apart. They are what make us more than just a vendor or another online program manager.  For a decade, 2U has been a trusted brand steward and the partner of choice to the world’s top universities in navigating the complexities of bringing the best of themselves into the digital age. At the foundation of our model is a genuine respect for what makes a university great: a strong and independent faculty, a commitment to academic rigor, and the critical interplay among students and faculty that comes from the intimacy of a live classroom. We believe the best online education must be grounded in these core values — it is the reason why 2U partners have always maintained control over the accreditation process, the curriculum, faculty hiring, admission standards, and decisions about which students are accepted into their programs. provide every partner and degree program with a dedicated team of highly-trained admissions and support counselors committed to delivering students with 24-hour personalized service; help partners identify and recruit qualified faculty and provide professors with training and support to enhance their online instruction in order to improve student outcomes; Taken together, these are the bricks and mortar of the digital era — the new foundation upon which truly great online higher education is built. And 2U has an unmatched, ten-year track record of laying and reinforcing that foundation. It’s why we can deliver excellence and efficiency at scale. We build and value trusted personal relationships with our partners because that human connection is essential to confronting and resolving difficult issues together. We rely heavily on data, and the ability to analyze it, because the insights that come from it are a powerful tool in making informed choices and preventing avoidable mistakes. But, most of all, we cherish and foster institutional will because, without it, Although the journey can be challenging at times, the positive outcomes that result from transformation are clear and undeniable for institutions, faculty, and students: enhanced teaching and learning experiences; best-in-class retention rates that rival or surpass campus-based programs; a larger and more diverse student body; greater domestic and global reach for your mission and brand; and the confidence and flexibility that comes from a steady and reliable surplus of revenue. Simply put, when students win, universities win, and 2U wins.  That clear alignment of interests among students, university partners, and 2U is ultimately what makes our purpose-driven business model so compelling and powerful. By coming together around one shared goal — delivering great student outcomes — not only are we improving lives, we are transforming the future of higher education for the better. We all know the back row. The seats closest to the exits. A refuge for minds that wander. Home of the unraised hand. What if there was no back row? What if we challenged every student to be at their best? With 2U, there is no back row. We work with our partners to put every student in the front row so they can earn the best possible education for the brightest possible future. No Back Row® is also our corporate philosophy: the idea that every person counts; each person is and feels included; and when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively. This philosophy is fundamental to the learning experiences we create with our partners and is at the core of the company we are building. Motivated by the common goal of reimagining education, we work in an environment that promotes innovation, creativity and excellence. No Back Row at 2U is supported by these eight principles, which unite every member of the organization: Make service your mission. 2U, Inc. Announces Three Senior Leadership Team Promotions 2U, Inc. today announced three senior leadership team promotions: Harsha Mokkarala will become Chief Revenue Officer of 2U, Inc.; David Sutphen will become Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer of 2U, Inc.; and Andrew Hermalyn will become President of 2UGrad. The three will continue to report to CEO and Co-Founder Christopher “Chip” Paucek. 2U, Inc. Closes Acquisition of GetSmarter LANHAM, Md., U.S.A. and CAPE TOWN, South Africa — July 3, 2017 — 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leader in delivering best-in-class digital education in partnership with the world’s top colleges and universities, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of GetSmarter (incorporated as Get Educated International Proprietary Limited), a leader in collaborating with universities to offer premium online short courses to working professionals.  GetSmarter, based in Cape Town, South Africa, powers engaging online short courses in partnership with some of the world’s most renowned higher education institutions, including the University of Cambridge; the London School of Economics; Harvard University’s strategic online learning initiative, HarvardX; the University of Chicago; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and Africa’s top three universities: University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand and University of Stellenbosch Business School. 


Company name
2U, INC.
Filed Number
FEI Number
Date of Incorporation
April 26, 2011
Age - 11 years
Home State
Company Type
Foreign for Profit


(301) 892-4350
(877) 359-9508


Principal Address
7900 Harkins Road,

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Officers and Directors

The 2U, INC. managed by the three persons from Lanham on following positions: COO, Dire, CEO,

Mark Chernis

COO Active
Lanham, MD, 20706

Jack Larson

Dire Active
Lanham, MD, 20706

Christopher Paucek

CEO, Active
Lanham, MD, 20706




December 14, 2012

Annual Reports

March 29, 2020
April 23, 2019