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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

  • Julie McDevitt

    Spotlight Series: Julie McDevitt

    Julie McDevitt, coordinator for the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), is empowering faculty and staff to best-serve students by ensuring that they have the resources they need to grow professionally.
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  • Pumpkin Patch

    First-ever Palomino Pumpkin Patch hosted by alumni

    This fall, the Palo Alto College Alumni & Friends Association is hosting the inaugural Palomino Pumpkin Patch. Complete with many photo opportunities and fun fall activities. The event is free and open to the public.
    Learn more
  • Palomino Park

    Community partners team up to open new Palomino Park on South Side

    In partnership with San Antonio Sports, the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, and the San Antonio Area Foundation, Palo Alto College opened Palomino Park, an open-access community park.
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  • Palo Alto working to help students succeed

    Community Column: Working to help students succeed

    This "Palo Alto working to help students succeed" 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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    Palo Alto College named “Rising Star” by national Aspen Prize

    The Aspen Institute named PAC a "Rising Star" award winner of the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among community colleges.
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Spotlight Events

  • CORE4STEM Family Day

    Saturday, November 9, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Learn about STEM Careers in San Antonio at the free 9th Annual CORE4 STEM Family Day.

  • Mariachi Girl

    Thursday, November 14, 10-11 a.m.

    Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mariachi Girl Nov. 14-15


Upcoming Events

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    Speaker Series - Knowing your Personal Brand

    Thursday, October 24, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. or 2 - 3:15 p.m.
    Knowing your personal brand is key to determining the types of jobs you want to pursue after graduation.
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    Engagement Day - Campus Closed

    Friday, October 25, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    All Alamo Colleges District campuses will be closed for Employee Development Day on Friday, Oct. 25. Evening classes will meet after 5 p.m.
  • TransferFair

    Transfer Fair

    Monday, October 28, 9 a.m. – Noon
    PAC Transfer Fair will have over 30 recruiters from a variety of colleges and universities on site—to answer your questions about transferring.
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    Farmer's Market

    Monday, October 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    The Farmer's Market is a one-stop-shop for healthy fruits and vegetables, as well as other food essentials.
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    Dia De Los Muertos

    Monday, October 28, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Join us as we celebrate Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos.
  • Graduation Application Deadline

    Graduation Application Deadline

    Thursday, October 31, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Applications for summer graduation are being accepted until Thursday, Oct. 31.
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    Thursday, October 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Come enjoy free treats, music, face painting, and a costume contest. Costume contest will occur at 12:30 p.m.
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    Justin Korver : An Arrow and a Needle

    Tuesday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Gallery100 invites the everyone to attend the opening reception and gallery talk for Justin Korver : An Arrow and a Needle. Refreshments provided.
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    Storytime and Craft at the Children's Library

    Wednesday, November 6, 5–7 p.m.
    On Nov. 6, join the Children's Library this Summer for Storytime and Craft
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    Information Session - Healthcare Administration

    Wednesday, November 6, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
    Join us to take the first steps towards the healthcare industry.