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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.

Tue 11

Application Essay Workshop | Info Session

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Thu 13
Fri 14

MA in Clinical Psychology Info Session | AUSB

May 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Jun 05


The Odyssey Online

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

  • United We Stand, Divided We Fall

    “If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You must talk to your enemies” — Moshe Dayan The Covid-19 pandemic has changed what we once knew as normal. It has flipped our world upside down, highlighted areas that need change, and brought communities together. We have witnessed the rapid spread of a [...]

  • The Smallest Silver Lining

     April 24, 2020 Joe and I pulled into the dark empty parking garage as the clock turned to midnight. The whole street was silent. I was stunned by the silence that had washed over a usually hectic hospital. We got our temperature checked and both of us were cleared to enter. Off we went to [...]

  • Local Nonprofit Keeps Students Educated Throughout the Pandemic

    In March of 2020, schools around the country were forced to close to help slow the spread of COVID-19. These closures interrupted in-class learning forcing the educational community to act quickly, implementing remote learning techniques. Most schools in Santa Barbara County were able to make sure every student received a computer and had access to [...]

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