Antioch University Santa Barbara, a private institution, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of Antioch University, publishes the Antioch University Santa Barbara Catalog. We make every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information; however Antioch University Santa Barbara reserves the right to change, without notice, statements in the catalog concerning policies, fees, curricula, course offerings and other matters.

As a matter of policy, and in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 and other state and federal laws, Antioch University Santa Barbara does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, handicap, age, sexual preference or marital status in recruiting and admitting students, awarding financial aid, recruiting and hiring faculty and staff, or operating any of its programs and activities. (AU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policy 4.005)

Antioch University Santa Barbara is an integral part of Antioch University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, (800) 621-7440.

Antioch University Santa Barbara is in voluntary compliance with state statutes, rules, and regulations pertaining to a private postsecondary institution in order to operate in California as directed by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) of the State of California.  Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798

  (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897
(916) 431-6959 or by fax (916) 263-1897

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet Web site

All of the credentials offered in the Master of Arts in Education, Master of Education, and Teacher Credentialing Programs are fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Information Services
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811-4213
(916) 322-4974

Antioch University’s credentials also include federal government recognition of eligibility for various forms of federal assistance, grants, and contracts, including the eligibility of Antioch students for federal financial aid and veteran’s benefits. The University is in compliance with appropriate federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights, affirmative action, tax exemption, and eligibility for foundation support.

Accreditation information is also available on the AUSB website.



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