Yahoo Finance has identified CDU as one of America's five best colleges for high starting salaries. The findings put CDU shoulder to shoulder with some big name institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology that were also in the top five.

This is the second time this year that CDU has been identified as a great launching pad for a high starting salary. 

Payscale, a leading provider of compensation data and software, conducted an analysis of alumni salary data from 3.5 million respondents spanning over 4,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. 

The results, published in Forbes this summer, showed CDU alumni reported the 5th highest average pay for new bachelor degree recipients. An earlier Brookings Institute evaluation went on to call CDU a “hidden gem,” positioning the University third in the nation for providing the greatest value-added boost to alumni in occupational earnings.