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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 29

Undergraduate Studies Info Session | AUSB

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Aug 19

MA in Clinical Psychology Info Session | AUSB

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Aug 21

Undergraduate Studies Info Session | AUSB

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Sep 15

Undergraduate Studies Info Session | AUSB

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


The Odyssey Online

Recent articles from the digital magazine produced by Antioch University Santa Barbara students.

  • Death by Suicide: The Unethical Practices of Corporate Agribusiness

    American farmers are dying by suicide, eco-anxiety is on the rise, and corporate agribusiness is at the center of this growing mental health crisis. For generations, and with great pride, family farmers have tended the same land their great-great-grandparents did, producing healthy foods and taking care of the environment by being good stewards of their [...]

  • Moving Forward: A Love Letter to Antioch

    There is well-documented psychological behavior known as the “backfire effect.” The backfire effect is when our deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, which in turn make us more set in our ways. I have experienced this a few times in class myself. I do find myself pushing against the need to qualify a difference [...]

  • Unethical Personality Inventory in the Workplace

    “Your personality type is: INFJ.” I remember the first time I took an online personality test. I was in my teens and therefore immersed in an unforgiving cycle of continuously questioning my identity and purpose in life. Instead of turning to a few lengthy sessions of self-reflection or having any degree of faith in fate, [...]

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