Antioch University and Antioch College share a long history and heritage. While they are now fully separate entities, they were the same institution for over 157 years, from Antioch’s founding in 1852 to their separation in 2009. At that time, a new corporation was formed to take over the operations of the College, and the University licensed to them the name “Antioch College.” However, the Antioch DNA runs deep in both institutions. Both the University and the College remain committed to progressive education and their shared mission of social, economic, and environmental justice, including human rights and civil rights.
Many Antioch alumni have worked tirelessly for human and civil rights over the years, not the least of whom were Coretta Scott King, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and José Ramos-Horta, the 1996 Nobel laureate for Peace.
Antioch College is a storied and respected residential liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, enrolling traditional 18 to 22-year-old undergraduate students.
Antioch University is now primarily a graduate school offering master’s and doctoral degrees to adult learners. It has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1927 and operates five non-residential campuses across the country. It also operates an online division known as Antioch University Online, as well as several nationally renowned low residency programs, including a PhD in Leadership and Change. Four campuses also offer a BA Completion Program for adult students finishing their Bachelor’s degree.