Antioch University - Santa Barbara
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Founded in 1977, Antioch University - Santa Barbara is in a small city with fewer than 100,000 residents. It is in the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara CA area.
Address
602 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
www.antiochsb.edu
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
General StudiesPsychologyStudent Counseling, Library S...General Business Operations an...Education by Level or Special ...
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Sciences
Education
Social Sciences
Business
General/Interdisciplinary
Award Levels
Bachelor's Degree
Postbaccalaureate Cert
Master's Degree
Professional Degree
Quick Facts
Institutional Control
Antioch University - Santa Barbara is a private not-for-profit organization and is related to other schools.
Undergraduate Students
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Accreditation
caution
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
We cannot identify an accreditation record for Antioch University - Santa Barbara. It is important for you to verify that this school is accredited before you attend.
Accreditation History
Higher Learning Commission (Accredited September 6, 1977 - September 19, 2011)
WASC Senior College and University Commission (Accredited June 22, 2007 - June 30, 2011)
Student Attention
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Students on campus
undergraduate Study Types
About 41% of undergraduate students are full-time. No undergraduate students take distance education courses.
UG Full-time
41%
UG Online classes
0%
Context: Student body size
Antioch University - Santa Barbara has 434 students.
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Graduation Rate
Approximately 41% of undergraduate students are full-time and no students are full-time first-time college students. In the last reporting year, 82% of students, inclusive of part-time and transfer students, received a degree within 8 years.
82%
Time to complete
4 years
6 years
8 years
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect eight-year graduation rates for all degrees at the colleges and universities in your chosen context group. This reporting is for undergraduate students inclusive of transfer students and full/part-time students.
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undergraduate student race/origin
Antioch University - Santa Barbara reports that 33% of undergraduate students are minority, which is more than 99% of the context schools. This school's 15% of international students representing 3 countries is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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undergraduate student gender
Is the gender balance of Antioch University - Santa Barbara undergraduate students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
With 70% women undergraduate students, Antioch University - Santa Barbara has a higher percentage of women than 80% of context schools.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Antioch University - Santa Barbara offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Activities offered

Student newspaper

Undergraduate services offered

Academic/career counseling services

Employment services for current students

Placement services for program completers

Special academic opportunities

Accelerated Degree

Cooperative program

Distance learning

External Degree Program

Graduate courses available to undergraduates

Independent study courses

Internships

Orientation program

Part-time degree programs

Remediation available

Services for learning disabilities

Student-designed major

Summer session

Teacher certification programs

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Are students graduating on time?
Context: the impact of wealth and transfer status on degree completion

We took a close look lagging success for students with financial need in a case study. Here's a chance to compare schools based on student successes with a better appreciation of how circumstances may impact success. One word of caution: the statistics for some categories may consist of only a handful of students -- see the details by hovering or long-pressing on the bars.

Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
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Full-time transfer students
Part-time transfer students
Percentage with Pell Grants
50%
Full-time transfer students who received a bachelor's degree within 4 years after enrolling
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Full-time transfer students who received a bachelor's degree within 6 years after enrolling
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Full-time transfer students who received a bachelor's degree within 8 years after enrolling
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Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

Choose how to look at loan repayment
Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Student groups and successful repayment
Context and trends: are the loan default rates as small as possible?

The default rate is the percentage of students who are already delinquent on their loans within three years of leaving the school. If a school has a high default rate, that sends an alarm out that the students' educations are not sufficient to earn enough to repay those loans. Keep in mind that a low default rate may be more important than loan amounts in predicting your future success.

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Chart explanation
Antioch University - Santa Barbara
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Antioch University - Santa Barbara who have defaulted on their federal school loans within 3 years ending on the date shown.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the 3-year loan default rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Classroom Quality
Student attention at Antioch University - Santa Barbara

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
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Full-time and long-term instructors at Antioch University - Santa Barbara
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Antioch University - Santa Barbara has 12% full-time instructors, and 94% of the context schools have a higher percentage of full-time instructors. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at Antioch University - Santa Barbara, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, 69% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
12%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Faculty Diversity

Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.

Choose how to see faculty gender and race/origin
Overview
Context
Number of full-time instructors
The chart shows male instructors to the left, and female to the right, with the races/origins included along the bars. Select the context graph to see how this diversity profile compares to the schools that interest you.
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Antioch University - Santa Barbara last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

Bachelor's Degree
Postbaccalaureate Cert
Master's Degree
Professional Degree
What percentage of undergraduate students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall undergraduate enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show undergraduate and graduate student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Undergraduate student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Undergraduate student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Antioch University - Santa Barbara with that of the current context group.
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Undergraduate student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
Under 18
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
65 and over
Choose another way to view age at Antioch University - Santa Barbara
Age in context
Age over time
Context: Undergraduate age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the undergraduate focus at Antioch University - Santa Barbara compared to the undergraduate focus for the context schools.
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Undergraduate student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for undergraduate students at Antioch University - Santa Barbara.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Antioch University - Santa Barbara.
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Programs Offered
Finding a program

In the folders below, you can explore your options for study. The folders are grouped and colored by broad field, and you can see the number of students who have completed degrees in each field by following the colors in our chart showing graduations. You can...

  • Filter the programs by the award level that interests you.
  • Use the search key to limit the listings to all relevant progrmas.
  • Select a specific program from this menu to see some great details!
All current offerings
Award Level
All levels
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeStudent Counseling, Library Science, and other Education-adjacent fields
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeEducation by Level or Special Needs
  • chevron-rightfolder-closePsychology
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeGeneral Business Operations and Management
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeGeneral Studies
Admissions
Admissions Overview

Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Antioch University - Santa Barbara's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.

Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
A high school diploma or GED is required, and an international baccalaureate is accepted.
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Antioch University - Santa Barbara has an undergraduate application fee of $0. We did not find Antioch University - Santa Barbara on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Freshman application dates
Freshman application dates
Acceptances can be deferred if a gap period is desired -- check with the admissions office.
Transfer application information
Transfer application information
Antioch University - Santa Barbara has a rolling transfer admissions policy without deadlines. Applicants are notified as applications are processed. Transfer students can begin studies in fall, winter, spring or summer.
Credits accepted from new students
Credits accepted from new students
Antioch University - Santa Barbara accepts the following credits:
  • Transfer credits from accredited institutions
  • CLEP subject for transfers
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits
Costs and Financial Aid
Historic Annual Costs

See how this school's published costs have changed over the year, and how their cost trends compare with other private schools.

Published costs may have little to do with what you actually pay

It's important to remember that a school's published costs may not be indicative of what it will actually cost to attend. Time magazine wrote about this in their article Yes, you can get a college to cut its tuition price. Nonetheless, this inflation-adjusted look at the historic annual costs for tuition, fees, books, and supplies can give you an idea of the costs you might expect in the coming years. Comparing the total costs inclusive of room and board (if applicable) with the annual net price estimates in the previous tab will help you determine the financial aid package to expect.

Private and public universities' charges are difficult to compare due to the in-state and out-of-state price differences of public universities, and therefore we only compare Antioch University - Santa Barbara to other private schools within your chosen context group.

Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and supplies over time
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Chart explanation
Antioch University - Santa Barbara
On the blue curve, we see how the published annual cost to attend Antioch University - Santa Barbara has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the annual cost for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Antioch University - Santa Barbara. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions.

Undergraduate costs
Charge
Annual fees
Annual tuition
Per-credit charges
Cost
$300
$17,820
$495
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Antioch University - Santa Barbara's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

Loan Programs

Federal Perkins

Federal Direct PLUS

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford

Need-based Scholarships Available

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

State scholarships/grants

Institutional scholarships/grants

Athletic scholarships

Non-need-based Scholarships Available

Athletic scholarships

International Students
Antioch University - Santa Barbara provides need-based aid in the form of institutional grants and non-need-based aid in the form of institutional grants.
Financial Aid Spending
The financial aid spending reported here reflects monies from all sources that are spent towards the cost to attend Antioch University - Santa Barbara. These funds include loan amounts that should ultimately be repaid by the students.
Comparison: Spending on need versus students with need
Here's all money spent on financial aid, divided between money towards students with (blue) and without (green) need, versus the proportion of students with and without need. Is aid going at least proportionally to the students who most need it?
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Without need
With need
Aid spending detail (values)

How are financial aid dollars distributed? Grants and scholarships are shown in violet, while self-help is shown in brown. While self-help includes work-study programs, for most schools the self-help will reflect primarily student loan amounts. Any tuition waivers or athletic scholarships are shown in pink.

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Institutional Tutition waivers
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External Grants
State Grants
Federal Grants
Campus overview
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
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Academic research
The library is the backbone of academic learning and research
Why is the amount of library resources important?

A rigorous academic program requires that students and faculty alike are engaging in independent research, and that activity requires strong library support. You can get some useful information here:

  • How strong and how balanced between traditional physical books and easily-accessed (but expensive) electronic journals and other resources is this library?
  • How much is this library borrowing from other libraries? The number of interlibrary loans received can indicate the school's commitment to getting the resources on-campus researchers need, and also of the research activity on campus.
  • How big a resource is this library to other libraries? A large number of outgoing interlibrary loans speaks highly of the value of its content.

The presence of a library in and of itself is a good thing. Increasingly, libraries are comfortable and inviting spaces for individual and group study sessions. Librarians can be incredibly friendly guides in your quest to find materials that aid your learning.

Comparison of library resources per student
How do the per-student library resources at Antioch University - Santa Barbara compare to other schools?
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Comparison of library loans per student
A small library could make up for a small collection by allowing a large number of interlibrary loans to be received. An excellent library can show its strength by its number of loans given.
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Research funding: the best indicator of post-baccalaureate academic rigor

Any school that reports at least $150,000 in research and development expenditures in a given year should have submitted out the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to the National Science Foundation (NSF). We did not find HERD data for Antioch University - Santa Barbara, so there would at most modest graduate-level academic scholarship campus-wide.