Palo Alto College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate level degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Palo Alto College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
As required by the U.S. Department of Education, Palo Alto College submitted a Fifth-Year Interim Report in September 2017 as part of the 10-year accreditation status from SACSCOC.
Palo Alto College's Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
The Ray Ellison Family Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Palo Alto College’s academic programs are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.