Champions for Access

Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or looking to further your career, we believe that a first-rate education should be accessible to anyone.

Keeping Students First

Founded in 1985 from the desire to provide higher education to residents of south San Antonio, Palo Alto College has spent more than 30 years serving over 100,000 individuals throughout San Antonio, Bexar County, and surrounding counties.

On Campus News

The latest news, important announcements, and success stories from Palo Alto College

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    Alamo Colleges wins Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

    On November 15, 2018, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross named the Alamo Colleges District a 2018 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
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  • Ag Competition

    Building pathways to agriculture education

    Palo Alto College's agriculture program is not only educating the students enrolled in its program, but also the community.
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  • 2018 Eleven Rivers Review

    PAC students empowered through arts and literature

    The Eleven Rivers Review – PAC's student literary and arts journal – placed second for Best Overall Magazine (Southwestern Division) in the 2018-2019 Community College Humanities Association National Literary Magazine Contest.
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  • On Campus Buzz: JA in a Day

    On Campus Buzz: JA in a Day

    Students in the Teacher Education program are getting hands-on experience in the classroom thanks to an initiative called JA in a Day.
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  • TMMTX presents check to PAC

    STEM on the rise at PAC

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) celebrated 15 years since opening the doors of its South Side plant, and as a longtime partner of PAC, TMMTX granted a $15,000 gift to support PAC's STEM initiatives.
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  • Excelling in developmental education

    PAC students make strides in developmental education

    For more than a decade, PAC has sought innovative ways of accelerating its developmental education models to help students achieve higher levels of competency sooner and, ultimately, go further in their education.
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Spotlight Events

  • Holiday Food Drive

    Thursday, November 1, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    The Palo Alto College S.H.A.R.E. Center food pantry is hosting a Holiday Food Drive from November 1 through December 14. Drop off donations at the S.H.A.R.E. Center, located in Student Center 101.

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Upcoming Events

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    Palo Alto College Jazz Ensemble

    Wednesday, November 21, 7-8 p.m.
    Attend the Palo Alto College Jazz Ensemble's Annual Fall Concert featuring big band compositions.
  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Week Holiday Schedule

    Thursday, November 22, All Day
    Campus will be closed Nov. 22–25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • FarmersMarket

    Palo Alto College Farmers Market

    Monday, November 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables right on campus at the Palo Alto College Farmers Market, every fourth Monday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Parking Lot 1 (outside the Palomino Center.)
  • Craft and go at the Children's Library

    Lego Night at the Children's Library

    Wednesday, November 28, 5–7 p.m.
    On Oct. 10, join the Children's Library this Fall for Story and Craft.
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    Discover PAC

    Friday, November 30
    Come out to Palo Alto College and Discover PAC with activities, tours, and more!
  • HolidayFoodDrive

    Holiday Food Drive

    Saturday, December 1, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    The Palo Alto College S.H.A.R.E. Center food pantry is hosting a Holiday Food Drive from November 1 through December 14. Drop off donations at the S.H.A.R.E. Center, located in Student Center 101.
  • SHARP Sessions

    S.H.A.R.P. Sessions

    Tuesday, December 4, Noon–4 p.m.
    Males ages 14-19 are invited to participate in Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention (S.H.A.R.P.) and earn a $40 gift card.
  • SHARP Sessions

    S.H.A.R.P. Sessions

    Wednesday, December 5, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    Males ages 14-19 are invited to participate in Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention (S.H.A.R.P.) and earn a $40 gift card.
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    Finals Weeks

    Sunday, December 9, 8 a.m. – midnight
    Students are invited to take advantage of this opportunity in order to prepare for final exams in an atmosphere conducive to late-night studying
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    Guest Artist Series - Lecture

    Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
    Dr. Leonard Cruz, former dancer with Pina Bausch and Bill T. Jones and current Health Expert at Folkwang University in Essen, Germany, will conduct an interactive lecture.