That Fancy University Course? It Might Actually Come From an Education Company.


By Lisa Bannon and Rebecca Smith
Christina Denkinger signed up for a University of Oregon online data analytics course she later realized was being taught by a company. CELESTE NOCHE FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

2U Inc. isn’t a university, but it sometimes looks like one.

The online education company uses the “.edu” email addresses of partner universities to recruit students for them. It funds scholarships. The company also uses equipment that makes it look as if its recruiters are calling from universities’ area codes.

Publish : 2022-07-07 08:31:00

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