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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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    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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    Spotlight Series: Hector Garza

    As department chair for Fine and Performing Arts & Speech Communication, Hector Garza plays an important role in the arts and culture found at Palo Alto College.
    Read his story
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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 mysanantonio.com.
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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.
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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

Upcoming Events

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    Winter Wonderland at Palo Alto College

    Thursday, December 5, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Join us as we illuminate Palo Alto College with the largest drive-through holiday light display on the South Side. $5 suggested donation per vehicle. Enter from 410 access road. Open daily from Dec. 5 through Jan. 5.
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    Study late in the Ozuna Library

    Sunday, December 8, Open until midnight
    Students are invited to take advantage of extended hours and special resources at the Ozuna Library as they prepare for final exams in an atmosphere conducive to late-night studying.
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    Winter Wonderland and Palo Alto College

    Wednesday, January 1, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Join us as we illuminate Palo Alto College with the largest holiday light display on the South Side
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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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    Pizza with the President

    Thursday, March 19, 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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    Pizza with the President

    Wednesday, April 8, 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.