Antioch University was founded in 1852 in Yellow Springs, Ohio as a private, liberal arts college. Horace Mann, known as the founder of the American public school system and the first president of Antioch, pioneered the introduction of coeducation, non-sectarianism, and non-segregation in order to educate “minds free from prejudice and yearning after truth.”
With locations in Keene, New Hampshire; Yellow Springs, Ohio; Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California, Antioch University stands stronger than ever. As a private, nonprofit, comprehensive institution, Antioch University is a singly accredited, highly integrated University. Antioch offers face-to-face, hybrid and fully online coursework, and Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs in the following academic areas: Counseling, Psychology and Therapy; Creative Writing & Communication Studies; Education; Environmental Studies and Sustainability; Leadership, Management, and Business, and Undergraduate Studies.
Location and Unit Information
Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership and Change
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Antioch University Los Angeles
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431
Antioch University Online and Extended Programs
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Antioch University Santa Barbara
602 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Antioch University Seattle
2400 3rd Ave, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
Mission, Vision, Values and Core Attributes
Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.
Antioch aspires to be a leading university offering learners and communities transformative education in a global context that fosters innovation and inspires social action.
Our Core Values
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The University offers quality academic programs relevant to the needs of today’s learners and embraces experiential learning by bridging academic outcomes with the real-world experience of all members of its learning community.
Nurturing Student Achievement
The University educates the whole person by cultivating personal growth, pragmatic idealism, and the achievement of professional goals.
Supporting Scholarship and Service
The University supports the active engagement of students and faculty in both scholarship and service. Antioch values the creative and deliberative application of teaching and learning to ‘further social, economic and environmental justice.’
A Commitment to Social Engagement
The University maintains a historic commitment to promoting social justice and the common good. Students graduate from Antioch University with a heightened sense of their power and purpose as scholars, practitioners, and global citizens.
Building and Serving Inclusive Communities
The University nurtures inclusive communities of learners, inspiring diversity of thought and action. Antioch University engages and supports the educational, cultural, and environmental vitality of the diverse regional, national, and international communities that it serves.
Our Core Attributes
An Antioch University education inspires our students to engage in a transformative educational experience, collaborate with others, and harness their talents to win victories for humanity. With this vision in mind, faculty have identified three core curricular attributes that embody an Antiochian education:
Antioch University students attain the knowledge and critical skills of their disciplines to develop themselves personally and professionally. Students actively reflect upon those acquired knowledge and skills, as well as their own and others’ values, biases, and behaviors.
Antioch University students develop social and cultural responsiveness through participation in academic, civic, and professional communities. Students recognize the diverse perspectives and relational dynamics necessary to be effective community members.
Antioch University students apply the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind acquired through their studies. By anchoring their professional goals in social responsibility, students take actions that advance justice and lead to positive change.
Statement of Commitment, Inclusion & Diversity
In radical recognition of our mission and purpose, we pledge to actively engage in ongoing development as a wholly inclusive community. To this end we will consistently, deliberately and systematically strive to be appropriately responsive to the myriad dimensions of human diversity, such that none are marginalized and all experience justice and empowerment. Moving beyond tolerance toward inclusion and the celebration of our differences, we will courageously embrace any resulting challenges as they arise, recognizing that the responsibility for this rests with each and every member of the community. We assert that we will move expeditiously toward our goals through an ongoing commitment to courageous self-examination and respectful and honest interactions, which will lead us to the creation of formal and informal structures, policies, programs, and services that will give life to these ideals on our campuses and as we touch the world around us.