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

  • 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.
    Watch the Buzz
  • 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 Lighting Ceremony

    Monday, November 12, 5:30–7 p.m.

    Join Student Life for the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony featuring on Monday, Nov. 12.

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Upcoming Events

  • HolidayFoodDrive

    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.
  • FlortoSomewhere

    Teatro Palo Alto presents Flor to Somewhere

    Monday, November 12, 10–11 a.m.
    Join Teatro Palo Alto in its second show of the 2018-2019 season - Flor to Somewhere
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    Movie & Treat: Crazy Rich Asians

    Tuesday, November 13, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
    This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Traditional movie snacks from China will be served throughout the day.
  • SHARP Sessions

    S.H.A.R.P. Sessions

    Tuesday, November 13, 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.
  • San Antonio Aids Foundation

    San Antonio Aids Foundation Testing

    Wednesday, November 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) will be providing free rapid HIV & syphilis testing on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Central Courtyard.
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    Snack & Chat: Study Abroad 101

    Wednesday, November 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Come learn how you can participate in study abroad, while partaking in morning snacks or traditional English afternoon tea. Session times: 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.
  • Craft and go at the Children's Library

    Story and craft at the Children's Library

    Wednesday, November 14, 5–7 p.m.
    On Oct. 10, join the Children's Library this Fall for Story and Craft.
  • FlortoSomewhere

    Teatro Palo Alto presents Flor to Somewhere

    Thursday, November 15, 10–11 a.m.
    Join Teatro Palo Alto in its second show of the 2018-2019 season - Flor to Somewhere
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    America Recycles Day

    Thursday, November 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Celebrate America Recycles Day with hands-on activities and a fashion show courtesy of Goodwill of San Antonio.
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    Suzy González Art Exhibition Opening Reception

    Thursday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
    On Nov. 15, Palo Alto College Fine and Performing Arts invites everyone to the opening reception and gallery talk of Suzy González exhibit (Nov. 12—Dec. 10). Open to all—campus and community.