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.

See What the Future Holds

Explore career options and learn about programs and course offerings at Palo Alto College!

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

  • 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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  • Dr. Rodriguez

    Spotlight Series: Dr. Rodriguez

    Dr. Lori Beth Rodriguez found difficulty growing up as a first-generation college student. As lead instructor of Mexican American studies, she uses that experience to encourage students who may be in similar situations.
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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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    Cultivating student wellness

    Palo Alto College held its second annual Advocacy Summit on Friday, Sept. 6 to spread awareness about student wellness challenges and initiatives, specifically related to mental health.
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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

  • Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mango Tree

    Friday, October 18, 6 - 7 p.m.

    Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mango Tree Oct. 18-19

  • Palomino Pumpkin Patch

    Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Pumpkin sale, hay maze, face painting, crafts, games, and more! Hosted by the Palo Alto College Alumni & Friends Association

  • 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.


Upcoming Events

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    Snack 'n Chat

    Monday, October 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Learn how a Peer Advisor can support your educational goals.
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    Pizza with the President

    Thursday, October 17, 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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    Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mango Tree

    Thursday, October 17, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mango Tree Oct. 17
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    Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mango Tree

    Sunday, October 20, 2 - 3 p.m.
    Teatro Palo Alto presents Under the Mango Tree Oct. 20
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    Speaker Series - Knowing your Personal Brand

    Thursday, October 24, 1 - 4 p.m.
    Knowing your personal brand is key to determining the types of jobs you want to pursue after graduation.
  • 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.
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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.