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.

See What the Future Holds

Explore career options and learn about programs and course offerings at Palo Alto College!

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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    Cosmetology program grooms students for success

    At Palo Alto College, the cosmetology program gives students the ability to not only have the chance to earn a certificate in the program, but also the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science at an affordable cost.
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    Community Column: Higher education is for all ages

    This "Higher education is for all ages" column by Dr. Robert Garza was originally published in his biweekly column for the San Antonio Express-News' Southside Reporter and
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    Campus recreation serves PAC students and community

    Campus recreation services at Palo Alto College serves students and community members alike. The variety of activities available has everything needed to help the entire Palo Alto College community.
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    Spotlight Series: Joe Alvarado and Miguel Chavez

    Former Marines Miguel Chavez and Joe Alvarado found a way to cope with their previous military life through writing and painting. In May, both students were published in the Eleven Rivers Review.
    Read their story
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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.
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Spotlight Events

  • Marching Band Tryouts

    Wednesday, July 24, 2–6 p.m.

    Palo Alto College is hosting tryouts for its new Marching Band.

  • Veterans Education Summit

    Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Military veterans and their family members are invited to learn more about using VA educational benefits or the Texas Hazelwood Exemption to pursue higher education.

    Veterans Education Summit
  • Countdown to College

    Monday, July 22, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    On Monday, July 22, visit Countdown to College at Palo Alto College from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Palomino Center.


Upcoming Events