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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


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Social Impact Consultant and Alumna Kathy Burba Gives Back to MBA Program

Having served in leadership roles for much of her life, Kathy Burba is now sharing her experience with others. When she retired four years ago after 27 years as a U.S. Army Colonel, she had expected to stay in the Washington, D.C. area. Instead, she found out her sister, who has cerebral palsy, was diagnosed […]

AUSB Alumna Katie Furden Recognized in Noozhawk’s Series “Salute to Teachers”

AUSB alumna Katie Furden was recently profiled as a part of Noozhawk’s series, “Salute to Teachers.” Furden received her Multiple Subject Credential and MEd at Antioch. She is now a fifth-grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School in the Santa Barbara Unified School District and has been named a Distinguished New Educator. Prior to teaching at […]

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MA in Education Leadership Panel Series

Jacqueline Reid, PhD, is president of the Santa Barbara Unified School District School Board, a credential analyst, and affiliate faculty in the Antioch University Santa Barbara education program, and she also teaches in the BA program as well. As part of a course she is teaching this fall, Leadership in Education Reform, she has organized […]

Upcoming Events


Dec 06

Leadership Panel Series: Community Leadership

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 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


MBA student takes family business to next level

Dan La Berge had lived in the for-profit world for his entire career until a back injury took him out of it for three years. His path back to work ultimately led to Antioch University Santa Barbara’s MBA program, which interested him because of its focus on nonprofits and socially-focused businesses. Holding an undergraduate degree […]

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Purify Uses Spirituality To Help

Now a great-grandmother, Betty Purify’s goal since she was 13 years old has always been to help people. She and her husband, Pastor Gerald Purify, have shared that mission for 40 years, providing counseling for youth, seniors and prison populations – among others. It was this shared mission that ultimately led her down the path […]

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La-Tonia Willis—Student Spotlight

La-Tonia Willis settled herself on Antioch University Santa Barbara’s (AUSB) campus patio, perfectly tempered by sunlight beaming down on her. She looked around to admire her new school. “AUSB has such a great campus,” exclaimed Willis. “The program itself feels like a university and the physical property of the campus is just an added treat.” Willis […]