Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. Inspired by the early work of 19th Century pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University is a vital, vocal advocate for higher education that promotes the common good, prizes experience, and draws on the strength of a diverse academic community.
The campuses were founded starting in the 1960s as satellites of the original Antioch College, founded in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1852. Horace Mann, Antioch College’s first president, was a renowned educator, architect of the American public school system, social reformer, and abolitionist. His goal was to create an educational environment that was stimulating and unconventional in its approach to learning. Now independent from Antioch College, the five Antioch University campuses continue to thrive, providing a rigorous, progressive education in New England, the Midwest, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Seattle. Each campus has its own distinct flavor and academic offerings, united by a common commitment to providing a learner-centered education, promoting academic excellence, and advancing a social justice agenda. To learn more about the five Antioch University campuses, click here.
Antioch University’s leadership follows an innovative governance structure that is unlike any other university. The leadership team at AU is comprised of a Chancellor, University Leadership Council, and Board of Governors who work together through camaraderie and the ultimate learning experience across all campuses.
Antioch University Los Angeles is one of five campuses around the country that comprise the Antioch University system. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).