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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

  • Community Column

    Column: Palo Alto adapts to continue serving students

    This "Palo Alto adapts to continue serving 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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    Supply chain shortages due to COVID-19, what consumers need to know

    As the delivery of goods makes headlines in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, professionals from the logistics and supply chain management industry are trying to assure Americans that there is enough to go around.
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    Wi-Fi on campus

    To help ensure student have the access they need to complete their courses via remote learning, Palo Alto College has designated parking lot 11 as a Wi-Fi hotspot for students to access campus Wi-Fi.
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    Spotlight Series: Antonio Villanueva

    Assistant Professor of Psychology, Antonio Villanueva, says his community drives him to be an advocate for people. He does this for his students, but as Palo Alto College Faculty Senate president, he also helps his colleagues.
    Spotlight Series: Antonio Villanueva
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    Palo Alto College ranked among top 10 online community colleges in U.S.

    Intelligent.com, a student-focused comprehensive research guide, recently named PAC seventh on a list of the top 60 online community colleges in the nation with an additional designation for having the "Best Certificate Programs."
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Spotlight Events

Upcoming Events

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    Financial Literacy Month

    Wednesday, April 1
    April is Financial Literacy Month, and currently enrolled students have the opportunity to learn about their personal finances for free, and win a $250 scholarship along the way.
  • Graduation Application Deadline

    Graduation Application Deadline

    Friday, April 17, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Applications for spring graduation are being accepted until Friday, April 17.
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    2020-2021 Scholarship Application Deadline

    Sunday, September 6
    Complete one application to be eligible for over 40 scholarship opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year! Final Deadline : Sept. 6, 2020