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Antioch University
Santa Barbara

Education to make a difference.

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.


In an effort to bestow 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 for wherever you are in life and begin your pursuit of a successful – and meaningful – career.


Learn more about attending Antioch University Los Angeles at one of our upcoming Admissions events.

Thu 11

MA in Clinical Psychology Info Session | AUSB

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST
Sat 13

MEd & Teaching Credential Info Session | AUSB

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Wed 17

Undergraduate Completion Programs Info Session | AUSB

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Apr 21

Undergraduate Completion Programs Info Session | AUSB

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


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