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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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    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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    PAC joins TX FAME project to support talent pipeline in advanced manufacturing

    Palo Alto College has partnered with the Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) to support an innovative workforce development program. This fall, PAC welcomed its inaugural cohort of 19 students.
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Spotlight Events

  • Black History Month

    Thursday, February 1

    Palo Alto College celebrates Black History Month

  • VITA

    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.


Upcoming Events

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    PACfest 2024 Unveil

    Tuesday, February 27, 12 - 1 p.m.
    Get in the Fiesta spirit as we reveal what's in store for PACfest 2024!
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    Pop-Up Market

    Friday, March 1, 3— 5 p.m.
    Palo Alto College and the San Antonio Food Bank are hosting a Pop Up Market to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through this no-contact, drive-through event.
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    Wine Tasting & Sensory Evaluation Special Event

    Friday, March 1, 7-9 p.m.
    Raise a glass as Palo Alto College hosts its second annual Wine Tasting & Sensory Evaluation Special Event.
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    Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Join Palo Alto College at Eggstravaganza, a free egg hunt for children 12 and under. Children and their families – grandparents included – will be able to enjoy a day of fun and entertainment.
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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!