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

  • Rhonda O'Cana

    O'Cana named counselor of the year

    Rhonda O’Cana, Palo Alto College’s personal counselor, says her job is her calling. She was recently named 2017-2018 Outstanding College Counselor in Texas because of how she has grown the College’s mental health care program.
    Read more
  • UTRGV scholarship recipient Gabino Olalde

    Spotlight Series: Gabino Olalde

    Adjusting to a new culture and language is no small feat. Add pursuing a college degree, and you have what would be an insurmountable obstacle for some – but Gabino Olalde is determined to overcome any adversity in his path.
    Read his story
  • UTRGV scholarship recipient Jonathan Guillen

    Spotlight Series: Jonathan Guillen

    Jonathan Guillen quit his job in construction to take a chance and further his education. He firmly believes that taking chances brings success, and he knew that going back to school would provide him with many opportunities.
    Read his story
  • UTRGV scholarship recipient Emily Harmon

    Spotlight Series: Emily Harmon

    Like some first-time college students, Emily Harmon struggled with asking for help. However, after struggling on her own, Harmon realized the benefits of seeking help, and it's changed the way she approaches school and life.
    Read her story
  • UTRGV Scholarship Recipient Taylor Ponce

    Spotlight Series: Taylor Ponce

    This fall, UTRGV gave five full-ride scholarships for Palo Alto College students. Taylor Ponce was one of the recipients, and she is excited about UTRGV's vibrant campus culture and academic opportunities.
    Read her story

Spotlight Events

  • Spring Session Begins

    Tuesday, January 22

    Welcome back, Palominos! Classes for Fall 16-week and Flex I sessions begin on Jan. 22.

    Session Begins
  • MLK March 2019

    Monday, January 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

    Represent PAC at the Martin Luther King Jr. March, Jan. 21


Upcoming Events