About AUSB

Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education that serves adult learners of all ages. Spanning the United States, our five campuses, the university-wide Antioch Education Abroad and the Ph.D. in Leadership and Change programs nurture in their students the knowledge, skills and critical thinking to excel as lifelong learners, democratic leaders and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

The Antioch University Santa Barbara (AUSB) campus is located in downtown Santa Barbara, California. Our location is within walking distance of numerous restaurants, shops, and galleries. The AUSB campus is also close to Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches and mountain ranges.

Antioch Santa Barbara serves local residents as well as an increasing number of commuters from San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties who appreciate Antioch’s flexible class schedules. Antioch students have relocated from throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, South America, and Europe to Santa Barbara specifically to attend Antioch University, drawn by Antioch’s distinctive education and the community’s justly famous climate, lifestyle and amenities.

Students of Antioch University Santa Barbara are working adults who seek a new direction in their careers or the mobility provided by earning an undergraduate or graduate degree. A diverse group of men and women ranging in age from 23 to 70, they share a serious determination to change their lives. The average student is 35 years old, and over 70% receive some form of financial aid.