NEW YORK, March 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq:TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enable leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education to qualified students anywhere, commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on March 28, 2014.
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Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high quality education to qualified students anywhere. 2U's cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support, and graduate their students. 2U's mission is to enable the education its clients provide to reach its highest potential so students can reach theirs.
"2U's innovative platform allows top tier institutions of higher education to create the world's best online programs, giving universities and students the tools to succeed wherever they are located," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "We are excited for 2U to join the list of ground breaking companies that call NASDAQ home and look forward to their continued growth and success in the future."
NASDAQ® has been the exchange of choice to 73 percent of technology companies listed in the U.S. markets year-to-date. By listing with NASDAQ, 2U joins some of the world's largest and most revolutionary companies.
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