Nationally recognized for excellence
April 29, 2018
Palo Alto College has been recognized for overall dedication to student success. Here’s a quick snapshot of some our most recent recognitions:
- Palo Alto College’s Veterinary Technology program was the only school in Texas to be named to the Top 50 Veterinary Technician Programs for 2018 by TheBestColleges.org. The program, which launched in 1995, has been accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities of the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1998 and is one of only five programs fully accredited in the state of Texas.
- Palo Alto College was named as one of the top three community colleges on the 2018 Best Colleges in Texas by BestColleges.com. The rankings are based on key performance indicators including acceptance, retention, graduation, enrollment rates and loan default percentages as a measure of graduates’ success. This is the first year that four of the colleges within the Alamo Colleges District are included in this ranking.
- Palo Alto College was named ranked sixth by Hispanic Outlook Magazine list of Top 10 Community Colleges with Highest Percentage of Associate Degree Earners who are Hispanic. The list was based on various factors including information supplied by the U.S. Department of Education, such as percentage of Hispanics in attendance, total student enrollment, two-year schools awarding the most associate degrees to Hispanic students, and percentage of Hispanic students awarded associate degrees by two-year schools.