Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in
Inspired by the pioneering work of nineteenth-century educator Horace Mann, Antioch University is a vital, vocal advocate for higher education that promotes the common good, prizes experiential learning, and draws on the strength of a diverse academic community. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
Established in 1964, the modern Antioch University traces its roots back to Mann’s visionary leadership of an independent, non-sectarian college founded in 1852.
Antioch University serves adult students of all ages around the world and across the country, online and at its five campuses in four states. Each campus offers degree programs that meet–and often anticipate–the pressing needs of its region and the wider world. Many programs are distinctive in their field. Our Los Angeles campus offers a top-ranked MFA in creative writing; our Santa Barbara campus offers an MA in education with an emphasis on social justice; our Midwest campus offers a cutting-edge program in conflict analysis. Some programs–the Green MBA at our New England campus; the Early College High School Initiative for Native American Youth developed by our Seattle campus–have changed their field entirely. The University is also home to the landmark PhD in Leadership and Change; and Antioch Education Abroad, an exceptional slate of immersive service and study programs.
Students work closely with our seasoned faculty–scholars, artists, and professionals with deep experience in their fields, a profound commitment to transformative learning, and the belief that our graduates will make a difference in their chosen professions and communities. Some students come to Antioch with high ideals; Antioch gives them tools and practices to bring those ideals to life. Others come to Antioch with tangible personal or professional goals; Antioch sets those goals in a broader context, giving them fresh meaning and purpose.
As a result, our global network of alumni is marked by their commitment to enlightened leadership, global awareness, and lasting engagement with the concerns of their professions and their communities.
Together, students,alumni, faculty and staff form a visionary community that strikes a rare and essential balance between idealism and experience.
Inclusion and Diversity Statement
Antioch University STATEMENT of COMMITMENT, Inclusion and Diversity:
In recognition of our mission, vision, and core values, Antioch University governors, trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni pledge to engage in ongoing development as an inclusive learning community. Our goal is justice and empowerment for all. To this end, we respond to the spectrum of human diversity so that no one is marginalized. Firmly rooted in our longstanding tradition of challenging inequities and promoting social change, we are committed to continued growth as an international university that addresses the complexities of the diverse regions we serve. To move beyond tolerance toward inclusion, affirmation and the celebration of our differences, we embrace challenges and recognize that the responsibility for this rests with each member of the community and with the university as an educational institution. We commit to creating and maintaining a learning environment free from discrimination, and we encourage and support those who identify and speak out against discrimination in pursuit of social justice. We demonstrate our commitment to the celebration of difference through self-examination, respectful interactions, and through formal and informal policies and practices that give life to these ideals within Antioch University and the world around us.