Laura Ericson, Director of Admissions
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.
Antioch University Santa Barbara has served the Santa Barbara area since 1977, and has more than 4,500 alumni. Antioch University is a cohesive university system and as a whole serves more than 5,000 current students from across the country, online, and at its five campuses in four states (Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Seattle, Ohio, and New Hampshire) and has more than 30,000 alumni.
Antioch University Santa Barbara prepares our students for professional success and service to their communities. To further these goals, Antioch’s academic experience and curriculum focus on developing critical thinking, leadership, and an expansive worldview as the foundation for teaching and learning in all disciplinary fields of study. Our faculty, administrators, and staff strive to model and to nurture academic excellence and personal integrity based upon the basic values of ethical behavior, intellectual honesty, and tolerance for the beliefs, ideas, and cultural experiences of others.
M.A.: Education, Education & Teaching
M.A., Psy.D.: Clinical Psychology