Antioch University Santa Barbara is one of five campuses of Antioch University which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. See the Higher Learning Commission website for its student complaint process.
Antioch University has had continuous accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927.
A complete list of Antioch University academic programs that have been granted programmatic or specialized accreditation is available online.
Antioch University Santa Barbara is in voluntary compliance with state statutes, rules, and regulations pertaining to a private post secondary institution in order to operate in California as directed by the the State of California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education. The Master of Arts in Education & Teacher Credentialing Program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology program is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program is approved by the California Board of Psychology.
Antioch University’s accreditation further includes federal government recognition, making Antioch University’s students fully eligible for a variety of financial aid assistance, including grants, scholarships, and loans. Antioch University Santa Barbara is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability and veteran status.
Antioch University is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) institution.