Why CDU?

  • Small class size:  more personal attention from instructors
  • The “CDU Advantage:  a curriculum based on five specific pillars—research, social justice, international exposure, experiential education, and health policy—that gives CDU graduates both solid preparation to practice in their chosen field of healthcare, and a true understanding of health disparities, health policy and social justice
  • Diversity leader:  CDU named the second most diverse four-year private nonprofit college in the nation, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education (August 2017)
  • Increased earnings potential:  CDU called a “hidden gem” by a Brookings Institute college evaluation system, ranking us third nationally for providing the greatest value-added boost to alumni in occupational earnings power
  • Mission driven education
  • Los Angeles location:  big-city amenities, entertainment and cultural events