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.

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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

  • Gabriella Valdez

    Spotlight Series: Gabriella Valdez

    Math and biology student, Gabriella Valdez, dreams of becoming a Science Technology and Weaponry Analyst in the CIA. By combining her academic interests with her love of languages and cultures, Valdez is making it a reality.
    Read her story
  • 2019 Graduation

    PAC celebrates graduates at 32nd annual commencement ceremony

    Palo Alto College celebrated 853 students' academic achievements at the annual Spring Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 20 at Freeman Coliseum.
    Read more
  • Column: Graduation

    Community Column: Celebrating our students’ achievements

    This "Celebrating our students’ achievements" column by Dr. Robert Garza was originally published in his biweekly column for the San Antonio Express-News' Southside Reporter and mysanantonio.com.
    Read more
  • Work-study

    Students gain real-world experience

    A college degree is a step toward reaching professional goals and full-time employment. Gaining relevant work experience while in college can often be important, too. Many PAC students are given the opportunity to do just that.
    Learn more
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    Palo Alto College named “Rising Star” by national Aspen Prize

    The Aspen Institute named PAC a "Rising Star" award winner of the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among community colleges.
    Learn more

Spotlight Events

Upcoming Events

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    Lifeguard Training

    Friday, May 24, 5-10 p.m.
    This course is offered by the American Red Cross and includes certification and training equipment.
  • EcoCentro Watersaver Saturday

    WaterSaver Saturday

    Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
    New to San Antonio? New to gardening and landscaping? Learn about water conservation and sustainable gardening for your home at this FREE event.
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    Ice Cream Social

    Tuesday, June 11, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Join Student Life in celebrating the summer classes and meet your peers at the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or while supplies last) in the Student Center.
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    Independence Day

    Thursday, July 4
    All Alamo Colleges District campuses will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
  • Register Today - Summer 2019

    Summer II registration deadline

    Thursday, July 11, 12 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
    June 6 is the last day to register for the Summer I and Summer 8-Week sessions. Don't delay, register today!
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    Ice Cream Social

    Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Join Student Life in celebrating the summer classes and meet your peers at the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or while supplies last) in the Student Center.
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