Education to Make a Difference

Discover Antioch University Santa Barbara’s distinctive degree programs and passion for social empowerment


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 celebrate 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.



Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.”

Horace Mann

– Founding President

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

Admissions & Aid

Applying to AU

Interested in taking the next step toward a more successful career and meaningful life? Don’t be shy, our admissions officers are here to answer any questions you might have about continuing or starting your educational journey.


Financing Your Education

We can help you find an economical way to pay for your investment in your future. Financing your education is possible through different aid options, depending on your unique needs. Contact us today to check your eligibility and explore a variety of federal, state and institutional financial aid options.