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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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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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    Spotlight Series: Dr. Sitakanta Mohanty

    Dr. Sitakanta Mohanty, department chair for Advanced Manufacturing, Technology, Engineering, and Logistics (AMTEL), is always looking towards the future in search of the next big thing to connect students to the industry.
    Spotlight Series: Dr. Sitakanta Mohanty
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    Column: Deadlines approach for first year of AlamoPROMISE

    This "Deadlines approach for first year of AlamoPROMISE" column by Dr. Robert Garza was originally published in his biweekly column for the San Antonio Express-News' Southside Reporter and
    Read more
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    PAC vocalists make Carnegie Hall debut

    PAC Choir members Joshua Miller and Roberta Ramos are among the highest-rated 18 to 25-year-old vocalists from across the globe to be selected for the 2020 Young Adult Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.
    Read their story
  • Best Community College graphic

    Palo Alto College ranked among top 10 online community colleges in U.S., a student-focused comprehensive research guide, recently named PAC seventh on a list of the top 60 online community colleges in the nation with an additional designation for having the "Best Certificate Programs."
    Find out more
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    "Rising Star" invited to apply for 2021 Aspen Prize

    After being named a "Rising Star" by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, Palo Alto College has already been named to the list of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2021 Aspen Prize.
    Learn more

Spotlight Events

  • PACfest 2020 Unveil

    Tuesday, March 3

    Get in the Fiesta spirit as we reveal what's in store for PACfest 2020!

  • Blood Wedding

    Thursday, February 27, 6–7 p.m.

    Teatro Palo Alto presents Blood Wedding - Feb. 27

  • 2020-2021 Scholarship Application Deadline

    Sunday, March 29

    Complete one application to be eligible for over 40 scholarship opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year! Priority Deadline : March 29, 2020 Final Deadline : Sept. 6, 2020


Upcoming Events

  • Recruiters On Campus

    Recruiters On Campus

    Monday, February 24
    On February 24–27, meet with representatives from various universities, colleges, and businesses.
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    EDUCATE Dr. Adena Williams Loston

    Thursday, February 27
    The STEM Center will be hosting Dr. Adena Williams Loston, President of St. Philip’s College.
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    Andrei Rentería: To Whom It May Concern/A Quien Corresponda & Fringes/Margenes

    Thursday, February 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Gallery100 invites the everyone to attend the opening reception and gallery talk for Andrei Rentería: To Whom It May Concern/A Quien Corresponda & Fringes/Margenes.
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    AMTEL Information Session

    Thursday, February 27, 6–7:30 p.m.
    Are you interested in becoming a computer programmer or network administrator?
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    EDUCATE Experiential Learning

    Friday, February 28
    Day trip to Houston – Students will tour Texas Southern University, eat lunch in the dining hall and visit the Houston Museum of African American Culture.
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    REMEMBER The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

    Friday, February 28
    Exhibit featuring photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Martin Luther King Jr. and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights.
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    Saturday, February 29
    Get free tax help on campus with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offering free tax assistance services for individuals and families who earn up to $60,000 annually.
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    Blood Wedding

    Sunday, March 1, Mar. 1 | 2p.m.; Mar. 2 | 4:30p.m.
    Teatro Palo Alto presents Blood Wedding - March 1–2
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    Nursing Program : Transfer Advising Session

    Tuesday, March 3
    University of Texas Health - San Antonio will be conducting one-on-one, 15-minute advising sessions by appointment only for students who are interested in applying for their Nursing program.
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    Blood Wedding

    Wednesday, March 4, Mar. 4 | 4:30p.m.; Mar. 5 | 6p.m.
    Teatro Palo Alto presents Blood Wedding - March 4–5