Antioch College to Remain Open During Alumni Fundraising Efforts

Antioch University Seattle Welcomes News

Antioch University Seattle (AUS) supports the decision of the Board of Trustees to keep Antioch College, located in Yellow Springs, Ohio, open while alumni continue to raise funds to reverse the College operating deficit. The original decision to close the College as of June 2008 was reversed by a subsequent Board decision on Nov. 3, 2007. Read more.

A separate campus of the Antioch University system located in Seattle, Washington, AUS offers non-residential bachelor of liberal studies (completion) program along with graduate programs in seven disciplines: clinical psychology, education, environment and community, management, organizational psychology, strategic communication and whole systems design. AUS operates independently from Antioch College along with Antioch University’s four other non-residential graduate campuses in Keene (NH), Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Ohio.

Antioch University, including AUS, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there any chance Antioch University Seattle will suspend operations?
No. Antioch Seattle is on a solid financial footing. The Antioch University administration continues to serve all campuses with centralized services for finance, payroll, employee benefits and technology.

2. Is Antioch University Seattle in financial trouble?
No.

3. Will suspension of operations at Antioch College affect financial aid and scholarship opportunities for Antioch Seattle students?
No.

4. What is the Antioch University system?
Antioch University includes Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire, Antioch University Seattle in Washington, Antioch University Los Angeles and Antioch University Santa Barbara in California and Antioch University Midwest and Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The University’s administrative offices are located in Yellow Springs. The campus presidents report to the system’s chancellor.

5. How is Antioch University Seattle different from Antioch College?
Antioch College serves traditional-age college students (18–22) in a residential, liberal arts college environment. Antioch University Seattle serves learners in bachelor completion and graduate programs on a non-residential campus. AUS’s students range in age from 22 to 62. Classes are offered weekends and evenings to allow working adults to pursue their education on a part-time or full-time basis.

6. What does Antioch University Seattle have in common with Antioch College?
All Antioch University campuses share common values with Antioch College: social justice, lifelong learning, theory to practice and educational innovation. We share a common mission to nurture in our students the knowledge, skills and habits to act as lifelong learners, democratic leaders and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose.

7. What is Antioch University Seattle’s current enrollment?
AUS’s enrollment varies by semester between 900 and 1,000 students. The recent addition of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology program has added significant growth in the center for programs in psychology.

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