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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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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

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    Spotlight Series: Mary Ramirez

    As a police officer, Sergeant Mary Ramirez spends her days serving Palo Alto College and the Alamo Colleges District. Although she isn't always on duty, she is always looking to make a difference in the lives of those around her.
    Read her story
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    Grape-growing and wine-making taught in new degree program

    In spring 2020, Palo Alto College will launch its first-ever Viticulture and Enology program to give students the opportunity to join the wine industry in Texas.
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    Column: ¡Celebración! nets nearly $180,000 in support of students

    This "¡Celebración! nets nearly $180,000 in support of students" column by Dr. Robert Garza was originally published in his biweekly column for the San Antonio Express-News' Southside Reporter and
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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
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    Community Garden opens to improve food insecurity for the community

    Palo Alto College officially opened its new Community Garden to help combat food insecurity among students and the surrounding community.
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Spotlight Events

  • 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

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    Palomino Round-Up

    Tuesday, January 21, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Welcome back, Palominos! Join us for Palomino Round-up for food, prizes, and lots of fun.
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    Palo Alto College Farmers Market

    Monday, January 27, 9 a.m. –2 p.m.
    Fresh affordable produce, artisan goods, kids activities corner, local vendors, & more!
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    Nursing Program : Transfer Advising Session

    Tuesday, January 28
    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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    Student Trustee Deadline

    Saturday, February 1, All day
    Eligible students are encouraged to apply to their home college. Each of the five colleges will then submit a nominee to the Board of Trustees.
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    Club Rush

    Wednesday, February 5
    Come learn about more than 30 student clubs and organizations ready to help you get involved on campus! Plus, enjoy free food, music, and giveaways.
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    Horticulture Career Expo

    Friday, February 7
    Come learn about opportunities in garden cultivation and management
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    Pizza with the President

    Tuesday, February 11, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    Don't miss out - meet Palo Alto College president, Dr. Robert Garza, while enjoying free pizza and drinks! While supplies last.
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    District 4 Senior Sweetheart Dance

    Friday, February 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Celebrate love and laughter at the District 4 Senior Sweetheart Dance, a social gathering for community seniors ages 60 years and older, hosted by Councilman Rey Saldaña and Palo Alto College.
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    Nursing Program : Transfer Advising Session

    Thursday, February 20
    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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    Transfer Fair

    Wednesday, February 26, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Over 30 recruiters from college and universities!