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100 Years of Co-op

A century ago, Antioch College was the first to integrate cooperative education with an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum


The Antioch science Co-ops are what set me on course for my entire career.

Joan Argetsinger Steitz ’63

Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University , Lasker-Koshland Laureate, Special Achievement in Medical Science

Antioch’s idea was: get your feet wet and maybe you’ll learn how to swim.

Ray Benson ’74 (Ray Seifert)

Co-founder of Grammy Award-winning band Asleep at the Wheel

Generations of Co-op Stories

As we mark a century of cooperative education, we welcome memories and reflections from alumni, parents, faculty, and staff throughout the year ahead.

Current Students on Co-op

Co-op work experience has lasting impact

As we celebrate 100 years of Cooperative Education, we look forward to providing this life changing experience to future generations. This March, donations to the College’s Annual Fund are matched 1:1 thanks to generous matching gifts which double the impact of every dollar given.

Antioch had a truly profound and lasting impact on my life. And I believe that the Antioch College Works program [which builds on the strength of Co-op] gives students today exactly the kind of experience that will prepare them to be a force for productive and positive work in the world.

Tom Mayer ’73