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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.

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Golden State Teacher Grants Available for Students in Teacher Preparation Program

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) recently released its brochure for the Golden State Teacher Grant (GSTG) program. The goal of the program is to encourage students to consider earning a teaching credential and teach in a high-need field at a priority school in California within five years after completing a teacher preparation program. “Becoming a teacher is a […]

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Clinical Faculty Presents at ACES Conference

Nicole A. Botaitis, MS, LMFT, LPCC, PPS, Director of Santa Barbara’s Clinical Training and Clinical Faculty in the MA in Clinical Psychology program co-presented to a standing room only audience at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference with Dr. John O’Malley, PhD from the University of Denver on the topic “White Fragility […]

Lena Morán
Lena Morán: working to strengthen communities

Lena Morán is a native of Mexico City, Mexico. She moved to Santa Barbara, California at the age of six, where she grew up. She went on to graduate from AUSB’s MA in Education, Leadership & Social Justice program. At present, Lena is the Director of Programming and Language Justice at Just Communities Central Coast, a company […]

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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 […]