2U is a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service platform providing 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 student can experience the high-quality university education for the most successful outcome. The platform partners with universities to offer online degree programs.
2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to compete in a space currently dominated by unexceptional programs, while developing state-of-the-art technology platforms that enhance traditional offline curricula to create transformative instruction using the best educational and Web 2.0 technologies. The platform provides the vital logistical components of any online program, including comprehensive student support services from enrollment through graduation and beyond as well as practical learning experiences within distant communities around the country.
Company Growth (employees)
Hyattsville, US
Size (employees)
1,119 (est)+24%
2U was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Hyattsville, US

Key People at 2U

Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham

Chief Financial Officer
Chip Paucek

Chip Paucek

CEO & Co-Founder
Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen

Andrew Hermalyn

Andrew Hermalyn


2U Office Locations

2U has an office in Hyattsville
Hyattsville, US (HQ)
8201 Corporate Dr

2U Data and Metrics

2U Financial Metrics

2U's revenue was reported to be $205.9 m in FY, 2016 which is a 376% increase from the previous period.
$, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

205.9 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

164.9 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(20.7 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(21 m)

Market capitalization (23-Jun-2017)

2.3 b

Closing share price (23-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

168.7 m
2U's current market capitalization is $2.3 b.
$, USDFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


30.8 m43.3 m205.9 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

7 m8.7 m41 m

Gross profit

23.7 m34.5 m164.9 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

16.3 m20.2 m106.6 m

R&D expense

5.4 m7.5 m33.3 m

General and administrative expense

6 m10.1 m46 m

Operating expense total

34.7 m46.6 m226.9 m


(3.9 m)(3.3 m)(21 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

73 k(27 k)(119 k)(173 k)(35 k)

Interest income

30 k94 k383 k

Pre tax profit

(20.7 m)

Net Income

(4 m)(3.4 m)(20.7 m)
$, USDY, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


24 m25.2 m7 m86.9 m183.7 m168.7 m

Accounts Receivable

350 k975 k7.9 m


7.4 m5 m

Current Assets

90 m192.9 m184.7 m


6.8 m8.1 m15.6 m

Total Assets

113 m231 m244.3 m

Accounts Payable

2.3 m4.5 m3.7 m

Current Liabilities

23.8 m32.6 m41.1 m

Non-Current Liabilities

2.7 m8 m

Total Liabilities

35.3 m49.1 m

Common Stock

47 k

Additional Paid-in Capital

216.8 m351.3 m371.5 m

Retained Earnings

(128.8 m)(155.6 m)(176.3 m)

Total Equity

88 m195.8 m195.2 m

Financial Leverage

1.3 x1.2 x1.3 x
$, USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(4 m)(3.4 m)(20.7 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

5.6 m7.2 m9.8 m

Accounts Receivable

1.5 m(625 k)(6.9 m)


(45.1 m)5.2 m

Accounts Payable

(2.6 m)2.3 m(815 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

79.9 m96.8 m5.2 m

Purchases of PP&E

(4.1 m)(7.6 m)

Capital Expenditures

(16.7 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(11 m)(15.9 m)(24.5 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(5 m)(5 m)(5 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

102.6 m122 m4.3 m

Free Cash Flow

(11.5 m)
$, USDY, 2016


227.5 k

Financial Leverage

1.3 x

2U Operating Metrics

2U's Customers was reported to be 17 in FY, 2016
Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q4, 2014FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2015FY, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017

Full Course Equivalent Enrollments

9.81 k9.33 k10.39 k11.51 k41.03 k13.09 k13.56 k13.84 k16.53 k57.02 k17.71 k18.82 k21.69 k77.34 k23.86 k

Average Revenue per Full Course Equivalent Enrollment

$2.69 k$2.65 k$2.73 k$2.67 k$2.69 k$2.64 k$2.6 k$2.68 k$2.62 k$2.63 k$2.68 k$2.61 k$2.65 k$2.66 k$2.72 k


12.3 k17.5 k24 k





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