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

  • 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
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    Help for Brightwood College Students

    If you are a former Brightwood College student looking for your next step, we are here to help. The Alamo Colleges would like to help you continue your path to a college degree or certificate.
    Learn More
  • GED Brunch 2018

    Adult Learning Academy here to serve

    In parts of south San Antonio, more than 25% of residents don't have a high school diploma or GED. On Dec. 1, the annual Fabulous Holiday Brunch raised $65,000 to help students at our Adult Learning Academy earn their GED.
    Read more
  • Ellen Galindo

    Spotlight Series: Ellen Galindo

    This fall, UTRGV gave five full-ride scholarships for Palo Alto College students. Just shy of finishing her associate degree, Ellen Galindo wasn't sure what her next step was going to be until she found out the good news.
    Read her story
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    Alamo Colleges wins Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

    On November 15, 2018, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross named the Alamo Colleges District a 2018 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
    Learn More

Spotlight Events

  • Wintermester Registration Deadline

    Friday, December 14

    Wintermester is here! Palo Alto College is offering an online three-week Wintermester for enrolled students from Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, to Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Register by Friday, Dec. 14!

    Wintermester 2018
  • Holiday Food Drive

    Saturday, December 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.

    HolidayFoodDrive

Upcoming Events

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    Finals Week

    Sunday, December 9, 8 a.m. – midnight
    Students are invited to take advantage of this opportunity in order to prepare for final exams in an atmosphere conducive to late-night studying
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    Guest Artist Series - Lecture

    Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
    Dr. Leonard Cruz, former dancer with Pina Bausch and Bill T. Jones and current Health Expert at Folkwang University in Essen, Germany, will conduct an interactive lecture.
  • WinterBreak

    Winter Break Holiday

    Thursday, December 20, All Day
    Campus will be closed Dec. 20—Jan. 2 for winter break.
  • WinterBreak

    Winter Break Holiday

    Tuesday, January 1, All Day
    Campus will be closed Dec. 20—Jan. 2 for winter break.
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    Guest Artist Series - Performance

    Friday, January 11, 7 – 8 PM
    Teatro Palo Alto Guest Artist, Dr. Leonard Cruz will be joined in an intimate performance by adjunct dance faculty, Amber Ortega-Perez, Adel Hernandez, and local San Antonio artist, Fabiola Torralba
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    Guest Artist Series - Workshop

    Saturday, January 12, 1 – 4 PM
    Teatro Palo Alto Guest Artist, Dr. Leonard Cruz, former dancer with Pina Bausch and Bill T. Jones will lead a one day workshop open to the all of Palo Alto College and the greater San Antonio community.
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