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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


Ken Richardson Inspires Santa Barbara Community with Philosophy for Success

Ken Richardson, former Hughes Aircraft Company president and esteemed author, inspired the Santa Barbara community last Friday with his philosophy for success. Richardson’s decades of organizational, management and innovative wisdom was shared with Master of Business Administration candidates, faculty and community members during Antioch University’s monthly MBA Workshop Series on September 7. As president of […]

In Bloom Early Childhood and Elementary Education Conference

In Santa Barbara, children are growing through gardening at local schools sponsored by Explore Ecology, singing in the rain at Storytellers Children’s Center, making mud pies at Tucker’s Grove Park with the Wilderness Youth Project and forts at Rocky Nook Park with Wild Roots. Come to learn from cutting-edge educators who are redefining what’s possible in […]

Cheri Gurse to Present at Upcoming NWSA Conference

Cheri Gurse, PhD, teaching faculty in the BA in Liberal Studies Program at Antioch University Santa Barbara, will be presenting at the upcoming annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) conference. The conference, Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making and the Radical Politics of Futures, will take place November 8-11, 2018, in Atlanta, […]

Upcoming Events


Nov 03

In Bloom in Santa Barbara

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Nov 08

Leadership Panel Series: Political Leadership

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nov 08
Nov 15

Leadership Panel Series: School Board

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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


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 […]

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 […]

Meet Alumna Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore, MA, AMFT, is the Director of Residential Support Services at PathPoint Santa Barbara. PathPoint is a non-profit organization that works with the disadvantaged and disabled and provides clients with both employment and housing support services. Sarah earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara in 2016. She was interviewed by Challis Popkey, a Master […]