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

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    High school students gain college-level experience this summer

    This summer, nearly 90 students in the TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science program at East Central High School are participating in a summer camp at Palo Alto College, and research at the University of Incarnate Word.
    Learn more
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    Spotlight Series: Dr. Rafael Castillo

    In August, Oxford University Press will publish “Chicano Literature”, a bibliographical essay written by Dr. Rafael Castillo, adding another notch onto his belt of accomplishments over his 30 years at Palo Alto College.
    Read his story
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    State grant funds STEM camps at Palo Alto College

    Palo Alto College was awarded a $47,416 grant that will allow 120 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students to participate in one of six two-week Code the Future summer camps at the College.
    Learn more
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    Community Column: Leading the nation in student support and guidance

    This "Leading the nation in student support and guidance" column by Dr. Robert Garza was originally published in his biweekly column for the San Antonio Express-News' Southside Reporter and
    Read more
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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.
    Learn more

Spotlight Events

Upcoming Events

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    PAC at the Beach

    Friday, June 28, 5 a.m. –6:30 p.m.
    We will depart for South Padre Island at 5:30 a.m. from Palo Alto College (Student Parking Lot 1, in front of Palomino Center).
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    Independence Day

    Thursday, July 4
    All Alamo Colleges District campuses will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
  • Register Today - Summer 2019

    Summer II Registration Deadline

    Thursday, July 11, 12 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
    June 6 is the last day to register for the Summer I and Summer 8-Week sessions. Don't delay, register today!
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    Missions Baseball Night

    Thursday, July 11, 7–10 p.m.
    oin Palo Alto College Alumni for Alumni Night at Wolff Stadium! Come cheer on the Flying Chanclas as they take on the Omaha Storm Chasers.
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    Men's Baseball Club Team Tryouts

    Sunday, July 14, 8–1 p.m.
    Palo Alto College is hosting tryouts for its new men’s baseball team.
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    Women's Fast-Pitch Softball Club Team Tryouts

    Sunday, July 14, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Palo Alto College is hosting tryouts for its new women’s fast-pitch softball team.
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    Ice Cream Social

    Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Join Student Life in celebrating the summer classes and meet your peers at the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or while supplies last) in the Student Center.
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    STEAM Night at the Children's Library

    Wednesday, July 17, 5–7 p.m.
    On July 17, join the Children's Library this Summer for STEAM Night
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    Healthcare Administration Information Session

    Wednesday, July 17, 6–7:30 p.m.
    Join us for an information session about Palo Alto College’s new Healthcare Administration Program.
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    Farmers Market : Paleta Party

    Monday, July 22, 9 a.m. –1 p.m.
    Fresh affordable produce, artisan goods, kids activities corner, local vendors, & more!