Alamo Colleges District 75th Anniversary

75 Years 1945-2020

75 Years of Transforming Our Community


The Alamo Colleges District was brought into being by the will of our community, who saw the need for an affordable college education available to all and voted to create the district, allowing for expansion and growth to offer an accessible college education that would provide the opportunity for economic and social mobility to more residents and contribute significantly to the prosperity of the community who created us.

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The Alamo Colleges District is celebrating 75 years of educating our community! When you give a gift of $75 or more, we’ll send you a commemorative FIESTA medal—while supplies last.

Proceeds will go to supporting students across the Alamo Colleges District.

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  • 1945

    St. Philip's College and San Antonio Junior College form the San Antonio Union Junior College District now known as the Alamo Colleges District.

  • 1961

    The Scobee Planetarium opened. The building underwent extensive renovations in 2014.

  • 1985

    Palo Alto College holds its first classes.

  • 1987

    St. Philip's College was designated as both a Historically Black College & University and a hispanic-serving institute.

  • 1995

    Development of Northwest Vista College begins.

  • 2001

    Northeast Campus center begins offering classes at 7980 - 7990 Pat Booker Rd.

  • 2019

    District Support Offices open in 2019 at 2222 N. Alamo St.

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Chancellors of the Past

See the online gallery of Chancellor's starting in 1945 to the present.

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