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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


MFA’s Tananarive Due in the Media

Tananarive Due, faculty in the MFA, Writing & Contemporary Media program in Santa Barbara and at UCLA, was featured in three media pieces in March 2019 on some exciting new developments in her area of expertise, Black Horror. Due also published an article in Medium, “Jordan Peele’s Us: Black Horror Comes Out of the Shadows.” […]

Anna Kwong
Anna Kwong Published in “The Independent”

MBA Program Chair Anna Kwong, published an Op-Ed letter in the Santa Barbara Independent on Reflecting on the Thomas Fire and Community Preparedness. “Like many in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Ventura, around the country, and around the world, I have been personally affected by the increase in natural disasters occurring as a result of human impact […]

Earth Repair

The Undergraduate Studies Department co-hosted a two-day community event in partnership with the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network on campus. Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants in the United States and Canada. “Our environmental studies students who attended the event were […]

Upcoming Events


May 01

Making Whiteness Visible

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 10

High-Impact Public Speaking Workshop

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 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


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 […]

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 […]

Atria St. Peter

Atria St. Peter is a recent graduate of the Undergraduate Studies program at AUSB. The inclusive atmosphere at Antioch and the lack of emphasis on previous test scores encouraged St. Peter to pursue higher education after dropping out of high school. Antioch helped to kindle a passion for climate change solutions and environmental education. Her […]