Information About Antioch University, Antioch College and Antioch University Seattle

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is the Antioch University system?
Antioch University includes Antioch University Seattle in Washington, Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire, 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. In addition to programs at individual campuses, Antioch University also offers a university-wide Ph.D. in Leadership and Change. The individual campus presidents report to the system’s chancellor and are responsible to the Antioch University Board of Trustees.

2. How is Antioch University Seattle different from Antioch College?
Antioch College serves traditional-age undergraduate students (18–22) in a residential, liberal arts college environment. Antioch Seattle serves learners in graduate programs on a non-residential campus. AUS’s students range in age from 22 to 62. The B.A. completion and graduate programs are offered on a part- or full-time basis and follow varying class schedules. Some students relocate to Seattle, though a majority commute to campus for two-day-per-week classes or monthly weekend classes.

3. 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, turning theory into practice and educational innovation. We share a common mission to nurture in students the knowledge, skills and habits to act as lifelong learners, democratic leaders and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose.

4. Is there any chance Antioch University Seattle will suspend operations?
No. Antioch Seattle is on a solid financial footing with accredited programs in education, environmental and community, management, clinical and organizational psychology, strategic communications, whole systems design and bachelor’s completion. The Antioch University administration continues to serve all campuses with centralized services for finance, payroll, employee benefits and technology.

5. Is Antioch University Seattle having financial difficulties?
No.

6. Is Antioch University for sale?
No. Negotiations to transfer Antioch College to a group of alumni who have established the Antioch College Continuation Corporation have been ongoing.

7. Will decisions about the future of Antioch College affect financial aid and scholarship opportunities for Antioch University Seattle students?
No.

8. What is Antioch Seattle’s current enrollment?
AUS’s enrollment varies by quarter between 900 and 1000 students. Some programs have seen significant recent growth, including the doctoral program in psychology and art therapy programs.

9. What is the enrollment in Antioch University overall?
At its six campuses, Antioch University enrolls more than 3,500 students, with about 75% being graduate students. Antioch College, the residential undergraduate liberal arts campus in Ohio, has fewer than 300 students.

10. Are there any issues with accreditation?
No. Antioch University, including Antioch Seattle, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some programs at AUS, such as education and psychology, also carry professional or state-specific accreditation/recognition.

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