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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

Listening to Student Demand: Antioch adds a 3 + 1 and a BA in Management and in Psychology
Listening to Student Demand: Antioch adds a 3 + 1 and a BA in Management and in Psychology

Antioch University has always been a student-centered institution that puts its students and their needs, experiences, and education first, but its latest offerings demonstrate how fully Antioch University responds to student needs. Over the past years, Antioch administration heard students—Antioch students and potential Antioch students—continually discuss the same three topics: that education had become too […]

An evening with Billy Ray
An Evening with Acclaimed Writer and Director Billy Ray

The MFA in Writing & Contemporary Media and KCRW hosted an evening with acclaimed writer and director Billy Ray. Morning Edition host Jonathan Bastian interviewed Ray about his career that has spanned over three decades. During the conversation, Ray shared information about his early career, he sold a script for an episode of The Jetsons […]

Reverse Climate Change with Marine Permaculture: Strategies for Ocean Regeneration
Presentation on Marine Permaculture and Reversing Climate Change with Dr. Brian von Herzen of the Climate Foundation

A weekend event, May-31-June 1, presented by Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Undergraduate Studies Department in conjunction with Santa Barbara Permaculture included a Friday lecture and a Saturday Workshop with Dr. Brian von Herzen, Executive Director of the Climate Foundation. Dr. von Herzen has been studying the decline of ocean ecosystems for more than a decade. He […]

Upcoming Events

Oct 08

Creating Your Life by Intention

October 8 @ 7:30 pm
Oct 15

Making Every Day Count

October 15 @ 7:30 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

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Coleen Goodson

Coleen Goodson recently completed her Antioch Online BA and delved straight into the low-residency MFA in Writing & Contemporary Media at Antioch Santa Barbara. She took a moment from her busy schedule as a full-time working and family woman to detail her victories this past term and tell us more about how she was invited […]

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Emily Johnson

Missouri native Emily Johnson earned her undergraduate degree with the idea she’d make an impact in the nonprofit arts world. Instead, she bought a one-way ticket to India—a choice that led her to pursue her MBA in Social Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership at Antioch University Santa Barbara. “I needed time to figure out how to […]

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Maja Jonson

Recent AUSB grad with a BA in Liberal Arts, Business and Entrepreneurship, Maja Jonson, used her Capstone project as an opportunity to create an awareness campaign around local and global homelessness issues and the potential of affordable housing as a solution. It took some time to narrow in on her topic and approach to the […]