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Christopher "Chip" Paucek

Co-Founder and CEO

Christopher "Chip" Paucek is the co-founder and CEO of 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU). Paucek co-founded 2U in 2008 to help the world’s best institutions eliminate the back row in education by bringing high-quality learning experiences online.

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Looking for the latest in education technology? Or to see what’s been happening at 2U? It’s all right here.


One Year Later: Uniting Quality and Access to Create Exponential Impact

Discover 10 ways that 2U and edX have jointly evolved and innovated since we came together, enabling us to make an even greater impact for learners, our partners, and the world in the years to come.


2U’s 2021 Transparency Report: Leveraging the Power of Data to Meet Learners’ Needs

2U's third consecutive Transparency Report demonstrates our continued dedication to greater openness about our partnerships, the education programs we deliver together, and the strong learner outcomes we produce as a result. Discover why we believe transparency matters.

News & Press

Changes to 2U’s Team

2U is strategically transforming its business. We are moving forward as one unified brand on one platform—edX. Unfortunately, these changes mean we have to let a number of team members go—people who have helped build our company.


Don’t Let the Skeptic Win

Today, we are openly sharing an email that Co-Founder and CEO Chip Paucek sent to all employees emphasizing 2U’s important role expanding access and affordability in higher education and continued commitment to its mission, values, and focus on student outcomes.


Providing the Fuel For People to Shine: Meet Adam Drudge, 2U’s New Chief People Officer

Get to know Adam, our newest leader championing 2U’s culture—the bedrock of our continued success.


Continuing Our Commitment to Transparency: 2U’s Response to Senators Brown, Smith, and Warren

Learn more about our continued dedication to greater openness, access, affordability, and student outcomes by reading our response to a letter from Senators Brown, Smith, and Warren.


Potential, Unlocked

Each and every one of us has more to learn in order to unlock our full potential. Now, we can.


Affordable Online Education is Better for Students and Better for Our Business

Learn why lower tuition rates are better for students, better for universities, and what’s best for 2U's business from Co-Founder and CEO Christopher "Chip" Paucek.


Our Bold Vision for the Future: From Day One to 2021

We started this company in 2008 to create the world’s best online education. And we’ve been defying the odds ever since.


2U and edX: Expanding Access and Ushering in a New Era of Online Learning

For the past 13 years, 2U has been on a journey of eliminating the back row in higher education. Today marks one of the most significant milestones in that journey and in the evolution and growth of online education.