Palo Alto College

San Antonio, TX, USA
3.23 Average Rating

Palo Alto College is a public institution located in San Antonio, Texas, and is one of five community colleges serving the Greater San Antonio area. PAC offers a number of uncommon programs alongside its more traditional options, allowing its students to earn degrees in unique fields such as Mexican-American Studies, Nursing Home Activity Directing, and Turfgrass and Golf Course Management. Distance learners enrolling at PAC have a substantial catalog of fully-online associate and certificate programs to choose from, including applied science, arts, and teaching.  Eligible high school students can apply to the college’s Dual Credit program to earn up to 42 hours of free college credit before graduating high school.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
99%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
9,368
Total Number of Undergrads
9,368
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
29:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$6,795
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Tuition
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1491

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
78%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,010
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
78%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,669
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,823

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
6%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,568
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$7,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$77
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
56
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Palomino
School Colors
Blue/Teal
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Antonio
Austin
Houston
Dallas
Corpus Christi
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$30,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.23 Average Rating
home away from home, i feel at home here and the staff is wonderful. everyone here is so friendly and kind. i enjoy attending palo alto college come and join me.
Genevieve from San Antonio, TX
Palo Alto College is an excellent school, the professors there are very helpful and care about there students in achieving there goals and pushing them to make a better future for themselves.

Palo Alto College has a great campus, very clean, very suitable for studies especially during final exams, the tutors and the library are excellent resources to use to prepare for the finals. Excellent works here.

Palo Alto College also has a great program called TRIO which any new student who is the first in their family to go to college, that they can help you with tutoring, counseling, planning your future with what degrees you plan on achieving. They also help you with financial issues, signing up for your classes and more.
Hector from San Antonio, TX

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