UNC-Chapel Hill and 2U Partner

CHAPEL HILL, NC and LANHAM, Maryland, October 20, 2022

Carolina continues to expand its online graduate offering with partner 2U, Inc.

CHAPEL HILL, NC and LANHAM, MD., October 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and 2U (Nasdaq: TWOU), the parent company of leading global online learning platform edX, have partnered to create a new online master’s degree in applied data science available through Carolina’s new School of Data Science and Society. This is Carolina’s fifth degree program developed with 2U, the university’s exclusive online program partner.


“Our mission is to create the best possible higher education opportunities for Carolina students and learners around the world, and this new offering in the fast-growing and cross-industry field of data science will allow us to meet both student and industry demands in one to perform powerful and accessible method,” said Stanley C. Ahaltdean UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Data Science and Society. “Creating high-quality, dynamic learning programs that deliver outstanding student outcomes takes skill and deep domain expertise, and we’re confident that our continued partnership with 2U will help us build a truly world-class experience for the next generation of data scientists. “

The new degree features an industry-focused curriculum that provides graduates with the in-demand skills they need to work in one of the… Fastest Growing Professions in the US. Data Scientist was ranked third in Glassdoor’s list of the top 50 careers in the United States The best jobs for 2022with over 10,000 job offers so far in 2022 and a median base salary of $120,000. As more tech companies move in North CarolinaThe state has also seen an influx of data science career opportunities — more than 98,000 data science jobs were posted in the region in the last six months alone, according to Burning Glass Labor Statistics.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s The new online Masters in Applied Data Science underscores our shared commitment to co-developing quality online programs that empower learners North Carolina and beyond that, with the skills and education needed to build meaningful careers in a sought-after field,” he said Andrew Hermaline, President of Partnerships of 2U. “Throughout our 12-year partnership, we have shown that online learning, when done well, can lead to transformative academic and professional outcomes, and that work continues with this new offering.”

Carolina’s partnership with 2U includes a variety of online graduate and boot camp programs available through Kenan-Flagler Business School; Gillings School of Global Public Health; school of government; and digital and lifelong learning. With the launch of the new degree, Carolina continues its commitment to digital, flexible and lifelong learning for students.

Subject to approval, the new online degree program is expected to accept applications for admission March 2023with the start of the course Sep 2023. To learn more about all of Carolina’s online offerings, please visit 2u.com/partners/unc.

About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

That University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the country’s first public university, is a world-leading higher education institution known for innovative teaching, research and public service. As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina is consistently ranked as the best measure of academic quality in public higher education in the United States. The university, now in its third century, offers 77 undergraduate, 112 masters, 66 doctoral and seven professional degree programs in 15 schools including the College of Arts & Sciences. Every day, teachers, employees and students shape their teaching, research and public service towards each other North Carolinas the most pressing needs in each region and all 100 counties. Carolina’s more than 356,000 alumni live in all 50 states District of Columbia, US territories and 161 countries. More than 188,667 live in North Carolina.

About 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU):
For more than a decade, 2U, Inc. has been the digital transformation partner of choice for large nonprofit colleges and universities delivering quality online education at scale. As the parent company of edX, a leading global online learning platform, 2U provides over 45 million learners with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities and corporations. Our people and technology power more than 4,000 digital education offerings—from free courses to full degrees—and help unleash human potential. To learn more: visit 2U.com.

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Hilary CulbertsonUNC-Chapel Hill Digital and Lifelong Learning
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