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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