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Celebrating 40 Years in Santa Barbara

At Antioch University Santa Barbara, we strive to prepare students for professional success and service to their communities. We focus on developing students of all ages and backgrounds into leaders and critical thinkers who solve the challenges we face today as a society. In 2017, we celebrated 40-years of being a Santa Barbara institution and part of a dynamic and diverse community.

Antioch University Santa Barbara is a private, not-for-profit institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. We’re proud to have had continuous accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission since 1927.

Recent News


Cool Courses Series: Natural History of Santa Barbara with Dawn Murray

Dr. Dawn Murray, Professor and Chair of the UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES, teaches a science course each quarter. Each one includes a major component of experiential learning. Natural History of Santa Barbara is taught each winter and includes eight field trips to natural locations around Santa Barbara, including the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens and the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. […]

Gary Delanoeye Publishes Third Book

Education Program Faculty Gary Delanoeye, published his third book on February 6, 2019. Clean Shorts is a collection of twelve very different short stories. Each one is drawn from Gary’s experiences and/or his imagination. Some of the stories come from travel adventures… or misadventures. Some have a local flavor, things that happened closer to Gary’s […]

Antioch Faculty and Friends Perform at Center Stage Theater

Three AUSB writers will perform in Personal Stories, an eclectic collection of original true stories performed by their authors at the Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara. Ann Lippincott, Education Faculty, Reading and Literacy Instructor, will perform her story The Walnut; Gary Delanoeye, Education Programs Associate Faculty, from his story Running Away; andBarbara Greenleaf, former Associate […]

Upcoming Events


Apr 05

MBA Workshop: Organizational Communication

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Progressive Degrees Inspiring Action

In an effort to bestow upon students the skills necessary to advance social, economic, and environmental justice, AUSB offers a wide array of degrees in a variety of fields. Find an inspiring degree today, and begin your pursuit of a successful career and meaningful life. Discover AUSB.

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Student and Alumni Stories


Romi Ramirez

Empowering Communities Through Business and Creativity Before getting her master’s in business, Romi Ramirez worked at Charter Communications for five years. Romi used her skills to brand and grow local businesses by shooting commercials. She was involved in every part of production—from scriptwriting to directing to editing and post-production. A self-described introvert, Romi breaks out […]

Mazyar Karandish

Karandish Uses Persian Music As Part of Healing The first in his Persian lineage to grow up in the U.S., Mazyar Karandish found it most important to him to learn the traditions of his parents’ homeland. He studied Eastern music and became a touring musician. Finishing his PsyD this year at Antioch University Santa Barbara, […]

Natalie Alderson

Natalie Alderson was working in automotive product sales and repair (the family business) but had always thought about becoming a therapist. “I had a therapist growing up who helped me in so many ways,” she said. That therapist attended Antioch University Los Angeles. At the same time, her mother studied spiritual and depth psychology, and […]