Student Outcomes & Data

Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) is pleased to offer the following information on completion rates, program costs, internship acceptance, student attrition, licensure, and professional employment outcomes. The PsyD program is a relatively young program and these outcomes reflect inclusive data since the program’s inception in 2005. The program has prided itself on its learning model of small cohorts in a weekly residence format.

Applicants and potential students are invited to review the enclosed information. The program faculty support applicants in becoming informed about outcomes as part of a complex decision making process prior to application. The data are also provided for current students, alumni, and accrediting bodies interested in graduation, employment, and licensure information.

Full time student tuition is approximately $23,500 per academic year (three quarters). Tuition per credit hour is $785 per quarter unit. We do not enroll part-time students. Additional student fees are approximately $1,100 per academic year (three quarters). Federal loans and limited scholarship money is available, as well as work-study positions.

The following table provides degree completion data for all students completing the PsyD program in the past seven years. The graduation outcome is based on the academic calendar year, with an October 1st cutoff. Note that because the first cohort entered in the fall of 2005, the program did not begin to have graduates until several years later. Note also that Bachelor Level Entry students have an extra year of coursework.

Year in which degrees were conferred (Advanced Standing AS)
Total number of students with
doctoral degree conferred on transcipt
Mean number of years
to complete the program
Median number of years
to complete the program

Time to Degree Ranges (Advanced Standing AS)2008-09 #2008-09 %2009-10 #2009-10 %2010-11 #2010-11 %2011-12 #2011-12 %2012-13 #2012-13 %2013-14 #2013-14 %
Students in less than 5 years4100%250%00%133%125%150%
Students in 5 years00%250%133%133%250%00%
Students in 6 years00%00%267%00%00%00%
Students in 7 years00%00%00%133%125%00%
Students in more than 7 years00%00%00%00%00%150%

Year in which degrees were conferred (Bachelor Level Entry BA)
Total number of students with
doctoral degree conferred on transcipt
Mean number of years
to complete the program
Median number of years
to complete the program

Time to Degree Ranges (Bachelor Level Entry BA)2008-09 #2008-09 %2009-10 #2009-10 %2010-11 #2010-11 %2011-12 #2011-12 %2012-13 #2012-13 %2013-14 #2013-14 %
Students in less than 5 years00%00%00%00%00%00%
Students in 5 years00%00%1100%00%360%00%
Students in 6 years00%00%00%1100%240%133%
Students in 7 years00%00%00%00%00%266%
Students in more than 7 years00%00%00%00%00%00%

Note: All percentages are based on the total number of students applying for internships for the respective year (not the number who obtained internships), as per APA Commission on Accreditation Policy Statements and Implementing Regulations, IR C-20, December 2010.

APA/CPA: American Psychological Association/Canadian Psychological Association
APPIC: Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (
CAPIC: California Psychology Internship Council (

Year Applied for Internship
2008-09 #2008-09 %2009-10 #2009-10 %2010-11 #2010-11 %2011-12 #2011-12 %2012-13 #2012-13 %2013-14 #2013-14 %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships00%116%16%00%17%00%
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPC-accredited (if applicable)228%233%318%00%215%218%
Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable)457%233%1275%990%1076%872%
Students who obtained internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable)114%00%00%00%00%19%
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable)00%00%00%00%00%00%
Student who obtained any internship7100%583%1593%990%13100%11100%
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process7100%6100%16100%10100%13100%11100%

Year Applied for Internship
2008-09 #2008-09 %2009-10 #2009-10 %2010-11 #2010-11 %2011-12 #2011-12 %2012-13 #2012-13 %2013-14 #2013-14 %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process7100%6100%16100%10100%13100%11100%
Students who obtained paid internships457%117%531%110%323%545%
Students who obtained half time internships114%116%318%440%538%327%

Year Applied for Internship
2008-09 #2008-09 %2009-10 #2009-10 %2010-11 #2010-11 %2011-12 #2011-12 %2012-13 #2012-13 %2013-14 #2013-14 %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students)11100%18100%14100%12100%16100%14100%
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcriptsN/AN/A211%N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Students still enrolled in program545%1056%1071%1083%1169%1286%
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree655%633%429%217%531%214%

Outcomes2005 to 2015
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago16
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years14
Licensure percentage88%

Outcomes2005 to 2015
Tuition for full-time students (in state)$23,500 per academic year
Tuition for full-time students (out of state)$23,500 per academic year
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount, if not applicable enter "N/A")$785*
University / Institution fees or costs$1,200
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.)$1,600

*Tuition per credit is for 2015-16

Adelphi University - Derner Institute Internship ConsortiumAPPICn=12014-15
AHRC of New York CityAPAn=12013-14
Aurora Vista del Mar Psychiatric Hospital, Ventura, CACAPICn=52008-09, 09-10, 11-12
BHC Alhambra Hospital-Adult Partial Hospital/OutpatientCAPICn=22011-12, 12-13
Brightside School Street Counseling Institute, Springfield, MAAPPICn=12008-09
California Men's Colony (CMC), San Luis ObispoAPPICn=12009-10
California State University Northridge (CSUN) Counseling ServicesAPPICn=12009-10
California State University Northridge (CSUN) Counseling ServicesAPAn=12010-11
California Youth Correctional Facility, CYCF, CamarilloAPPICn=12008-09
California Youth Correctional Facility, CYCF, CamarilloCAPICn=12010-11
Children, Youth, and Family Services Consortium (CSPP-LA)CAPICn=12012-13
Children's Institute, Inc., Los AngelesAPAn=12010-11
County of Orange Health Care AgencyCAPICn=12011-12
County of Orange Health Care Agency (neuro testing unit)CAPICn=12012-13
Crisis and Response Emergency Services (CARES)CAPICn=32014-15
Desert Willow Psychiatric Hospital, Las Vegas, NevadaN/A*n=12009-10
Families in New Directions, Los AngelesCAPICn=12008-09
Federal Correctional Institution, (FCI), Dublin, CAAPPICn=12008-09
Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center, Los AngelesCAPICn=22008-09, 12-13
Glendale Adventist Hospital Family Medical CenterCAPICn=32010-11, 11-12, 14-15
Home Start, Inc.CAPICn=22012-13, 14-15
Kern County Mental HealthAPPICn=22013-14, 14-15
Los Angeles Job Corp. CenterCAPICn=12014-15
Mt. St. Mary's College Counseling and Psychological ServicesCAPICn=12011-12
Northridge Hospital Center for Rehabilitation MedicineCAPICn=12011-12
Oakes Children Center, San FranciscoCAPICn=12011-12
Reiss-Davis Child Study CAPICn=12014-15
San Francisco Forensic InstituteCAPICn=12011-12
San Luis Obispo County HealthN/A*n=12014-15
San Ysidro Health CenterCAPICn=12012-13
Santa Barbara County ADMHS, Juvenile Justice MH ServicesCAPICn=62009-10, 11-12, 12-13
Shanti Orange CountyCAPICn=12012-13
Sharper Future Los AngelesCAPICn=12008-09
UC Davis Medical Center, Dept. of Physical Medicine & RehabCAPICn=12010-11
Ventura County Behavioral Health, Ventura, CACAPICn=12009-10
WISE Healthy AgeingCAPICn=12014-15
Wright Institute Los AngelesAPPICn=22010-11, 11-12

*APPIC Equivalent Site

Fourteen of our doctoral graduates have successfully become licensed clinical psychologists:
11 licensed in California
1 licensed in North Carolina
1 licensed in Hawaii
1 dual-licensed in Washington and Idaho

The national Examination for Professional Practice (EPPP) is a 225 multiple-choice question computer administered examination owned by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). In California, the psychology licensing law requires all applicants to take and pass the EPPP in addition to the California Psychology Supplemental Examination (CPSE).

Graduates have accepted employment in prisons and correctional facilities, mental health organizations, community agencies, and as psychological assistants within private practices. Some of the actual places of employment are the following:

•    Corcoran State Prison, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
•    California Men’s Colony, San Luis Obispo, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
•    Epilepsy Institute of North Carolina, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
•    Santa Barbara County Mental Health (C.A.R.E.S. Crisis Response Unit), Licensed Clinical Psychologist
•    Child Abuse and Mediation Center, Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and registered psychologist (2 graduates)
•    Cottage Hospital
•    Clallam Bay Correctional Center, Washington Department of Corrections
•    Behavioral Health Network, Massachusetts
•    Veteran’s Outreach, San Luis Obispo County, Behavioral Health Dept., Mental Health Services Act
•    Kapi’olani Child Protection Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, Postdoctoral Fellowship
•    Glendale Adventist Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
•    Families in New Directions Community Counseling Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
•    Aegis Medical Systems, Pasadena, Postdoctoral Fellowship
•    San Luis Obispo Latino Mental Health
•    Wright Institute (Los Angeles), Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 graduates)
•    Orange County Health Care Agency, BHS, MHSA/Center for Excellence, Postdoctoral Fellowship
•    Santa Barbara County Mental Health (Children’s Center), Postdoctoral Fellowship
•    Cal State Northridge Student Counseling Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
•    State of Nevada, Division of Child and Family Services, planning programs in social welfare


PsyD Clinical Psychology Program Enrollment Metrics


1 – year Retention Rate based on 2013-14 cohort


Students who have obtained internships

Includes both full-time and part-time students. PsyD began reporting in summer 2013 (8-year cohort).