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Founded in 1985 from the desire to provide higher education to residents of south San Antonio, Palo Alto College has spent more than 35 years serving over 150,000 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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    PAC awarded $254,109 JET Grant for Network Administration

    Palo Alto College received a generous $254,109 Jobs and Education for Texas (JET) grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to support the Network Administration Program.
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    AlamoPROMISE Student of the Month February 2024 Melina Arambula, Palo Alto College

    Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Melina Arambula is no stranger to the Alamo Colleges District.
    AlamoPROMISE Student of the Month February 2024 Melina Arambula, Palo Alto College
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    Spotlight Series: 2024 NISOD Recipients

    Palo Alto College is proud to announce the 2024 NISOD Excellence Award Winners highlighting the exceptional work of employees who help make this institution of higher learning a beacon of hope for the Southside community.
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    PAC approved by Texas Board of Nursing for New Associate in Nursing

    Palo Alto College is proud to announce the Texas Board of Nursing has officially approved the establishment of Palo Alto College’s new Associate Degree Program in Nursing.
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    PAC named among best community colleges in state has recognized Palo Alto College in four categories of its 2024 rankings of the top online programs in the U.S.
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    Palo Alto College celebrates launch of new dental hygiene program

    Alamo Colleges District-Palo Alto College celebrated the launch of its Dental Hygiene Program with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the newly established state-of-the-art dental hygiene clinic on Friday, Nov. 17. 
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Spotlight Events

  • PACfest 2024

    Thursday, April 25, Noon - 11 p.m.

    Are you ready to Fiesta on the south side? Palo Alto College will host PACfest 2024, an annual official Fiesta® San Antonio event, on Thursday, April 25


Upcoming Events

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    Tuesday, January 16
    Get free tax help on campus with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offering free tax assistance services for individuals and families who earn up to $55,000 annually.
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    Women's History Month

    Friday, March 1
    Palo Alto College celebrates Women’s History Month
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    Spring Break

    Monday, March 11
    Palo Alto College and the entire Alamo Colleges District will be closed for Spring Break March 11-17. Limited services available in person at the Rio Grande or remotely at the Virtual Welcome Center March 11-15.
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    Graduation Application Deadline

    Friday, March 15, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
    Applications for spring graduation are being accepted until Friday, March 15, 2024. Meet with your academic advisor today!
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    Pen to Paper - Joy!

    Thursday, April 11, 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Join us for the 9th Annual Pen to Paper event hosted by the Ozuna Library to celebrate National Poetry Month.
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    27th Annual Palo Alto College Jazz Festival

    Friday, April 12, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Stop by the 27th Annual Palo Alto College Jazz Festival, where junior high school and high school jazz ensembles compete to be the best.