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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.

We partnered with Gallup to understand the quality of students’ experiences in our partner's degree programs and alumni’s career outcomes. Together, we’re conducting a three-part study to be released over three years.

Our inaugural Gallup-2U Graduate Outcomes Benchmark Report discovered that 92% of surveyed graduates of 2U-powered graduate programs would still pursue an online graduate degree if they had to do it over again. The findings made clear that with the right technology, rigorous curricula, and faculty and student support, online degree programs can deliver experiences comparable to, and in some cases better than, traditional campus-based programs.

This year, the 2020 Gallup-2U Graduate Alumni Outcomes Study shows that 2U-powered online graduate programs are delivering equitable educational experiences and positive career outcomes. In fact, 97% of those surveyed reported a positive career outcome after completing a 2U-powered online graduate degree—whether that was finding a more fulfilling career path, making a career or field change, receiving a promotion or a salary increase, or attaining up-to-date and relevant skills. The positive career outcomes are also the case for 94% of Black alumni and 97% of alumni who are the first in their families to attend college.

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 from the 2020 Gallup-2U Graduate Alumni Outcomes Study include:

  • Equitable Education Experiences: Black and first-generation college alumni are just as likely as their white and non-first-generation college counterparts to agree that their degree was worth the time, effort, and cost
  • Career Fulfillment: 60% of white alumni, 58% of Black alumni and 62% of alumni of other races and ethnicities say they found more fulfilling careers after graduation.
  • Increased Earnings: 53% report a salary increase after graduation, with 20% saying that their salaries greatly increased.
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Gallup x 2U

Take a closer look at the inclusive and fulfilling graduate student experiences from the 2020 Gallup-2U study.

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.