LANDOVER, Md., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) today announced that its been named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post for the second consecutive year, ranking ninth among 20 large-sized companies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The annual recognition spotlights private, public, nonprofit and government agencies with the highest employee ratings in a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics, a research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Over 300 D.C.-based companies participated in the survey.
"Being named a 'Top Workplace' is a true testament to 2U's unique company culture and mission but above all, our employees are the key ingredient to a great workplace," said 2U CEO and co-founder Chip Paucek. "We hire people who are not only talented in their respective fields, but who are passionate about what they do and bring that energy and commitment into work each and every day. Skill set is trainable but spirit is not. 2Utes are an incredibly spirited group and this award is about them."
To accommodate its rapid growth, 2U announced earlier this year an upcoming relocation of its headquarters to Lanham, Maryland. The company is targeting the creation of more than 900 jobs in Prince George's County in the next five years.
The Washington Post 'Top Workplace' recognition follows previous workplace awards from Glassdoor, a leading jobs and recruiting site. Glassdoor named 2U as one of the top 20 best medium-sized companies to work for in the U.S. for both 2014 and 2015 and Paucek as one of the highest rated CEOs in the U.S. for small and medium-sized companies for 2014 and 2015.
For more information about the company's unique benefits package and current job openings, visit 2U's career page.
About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world's best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential. Our Platform, a fusion of cloud-based software-as-a-service technology and technology-enabled services, 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.
Jemila Woodson, 2U, Inc.
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