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

  • 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.
    Find out more
  • Advocacy Symposium 2018

    PAC advocates for students’ needs

    It's been nearly two years since the S.H.A.R.E. Center opened its doors. To spark regional discussion about the value of providing holistic services to college students, PAC hosted its first Advocacy Symposium.
    Read more
  • Luis Valdez at PAC

    La Bamba filmmaker headlines Heritage Month

    To join the national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Palo Alto College honors the indigenous heritages of South Texas during the 2018 Heritage Month with a series of free events, with guests like filmmaker Luis Valdez.
    Learn more about Heritage Month
  • Advocacy Symposium Buzz

    On Campus Buzz: Advocacy Symposium

    In 2016, PAC opened the SHARE Center as the result of a student Advocacy Survey. Now, on Sept. 21, 2018, the College is hosting an Advocacy Symposium.
    Watch the Buzz
  • New President Buzz Video

    On Campus Buzz: New President

    The fall semester is here, and the campus is buzzing with excitement and new faces. Watch the On Campus Buzz to learn about one new, but familiar face — Dr. Robert Garza, who is returning as Palo Alto College’s next president.
    Watch the Buzz

Spotlight Events

  • Fall Choir Concert

    Monday, October 29, 6-7 p.m.

    Join Palo Alto College's choir for a special performance.

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Upcoming Events

  • Gallery100

    Gallery100 Fall 2018 Exhibition

    Monday, September 10, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Come out to the Gallery100 Fall 2018 Exhibition featuring 3D Paper Artworks by Mercedes Kerr Stainken. Gallery 100 is located in Concho Hall and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Recruiters On Campus

    Recruiters On Campus

    Monday, October 15
    On October 15–18, meet with representatives from various universities, colleges, and businesses.
  • El Muerto Vagabundo

    Teatro Palo Alto presents El Muerto Vagabundo

    Thursday, October 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Come out to Teatro Palo Alto's El Muerto Vagabundo.
  • El Muerto Vagabundo

    Teatro Palo Alto presents El Muerto Vagabundo

    Friday, October 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Come out to Teatro Palo Alto's El Muerto Vagabundo.
  • El Muerto Vagabundo

    Teatro Palo Alto presents El Muerto Vagabundo

    Saturday, October 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Come out to Teatro Palo Alto's El Muerto Vagabundo.
  • El Muerto Vagabundo

    Teatro Palo Alto presents El Muerto Vagabundo

    Sunday, October 21, 2–4 p.m.
    Come out to Teatro Palo Alto's El Muerto Vagabundo.
  • Session Begins

    Fall Flex II session begins

    Monday, October 22, 12 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
    Welcome back, Palominos! Classes for Fall Flex II session begins on Oct. 22.
  • Early Voting

    Early Voting at Palo Alto College

    Monday, October 22, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Palo Alto College is an early voting site for the Joint General Election on November 6, 2018. Residents can cast ballots in Ozuna 102/107.
  • TransferFair

    Transfer Fair

    Monday, October 22, 9 a.m. – Noon
    On Oct. 22, PAC Transfer Fair will have over 30 recruiters from a variety of colleges and universities on site—to answer your questions about transferring—in Legacy Room, located in Ozuna 101, from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • FarmersMarket

    Palo Alto College Farmers Market

    Monday, October 22, 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.)