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As part of our overarching commitment to transparency, we partnered with Gallup to hear from and activate on the experiences of alumni of 2U-powered graduate programs.

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Our partnership.

For years, assumptions have been made that online education is inferior to on-campus delivery. The inaugural study we conducted with Gallup and released in 2020, Gallup-2U Graduate Outcomes Benchmark Report, suggests otherwise. Of the alumni of 2U partner programs surveyed for the study, 92% would still pursue an online graduate degree if they had to do it over again. The findings make clear that with the right technology, rigorous curricula, and faculty and student support, online degree programs can deliver outcomes comparable to, and in some cases better than, traditional campus-based programs.

The Gallup-2U Graduate Outcomes Benchmark Report is the first output from a three-year study with Gallup designed to track how the experiences of alumni from online graduate degree programs powered by 2U compare with those of graduate students—both online and on-campus—across the U.S.

What we’re doing together.

So, why do a study with Gallup? Insight into the 2U-powered program student experience. Alumni of 2U partner programs surveyed for the study reported strong academic experiences, job outcomes, and well-being. Additional key findings include:

- 77% strongly agree they had at least one professor at their graduate institution who excited them about learning, compared with 67% of recent post-secondary graduates nationally;

- 59% strongly agree they were challenged academically, compared with 54% of all post-secondary graduates nationally;

- 89% graduated within two years, compared with 56% of recent national graduate alumni;

- and 86% reported they have thrived in at least one element of well-being post-graduation, as defined by Gallup.

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Gallup x 2U

Two companies dedicated to measuring and reporting on outcomes.

Learn more about us.

At 2U, we’re on a mission—to eliminate the back row in higher education and help universities thrive in the digital age. To learn more about us, follow the links below.