College Profile: Palo Alto College

 
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Palo Alto College was the culmination of a struggle that began in earnest in November 1982 when Southside community leaders, spearheaded by the Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) organization, sought and received the endorsement of Gubernatorial candidate Mark White for a community college in the under-served Southside of Bexar County.

Palo Alto College classes began with 231 students in high schools and at military installations in September 1985, and administrative offices were located at Billy Mitchell Village outside the Kelly Air Force Base gates.

When the mission-style campus opened in January 1987, the new college attracted students from throughout Bexar County and adjoining counties and was named the fastest growing college in Texas in 1991.

Consistent increases in enrollment have prompted much physical growth, specifically through the construction of new facilities for added classroom space as well as sports and recreation. The college is located on 126 acres.

As a public comprehensive community college, Palo Alto College provides exemplary, accessible education and training to a diverse and aspiring community. The College educates, nurtures, and inspires students through a dynamic and supportive learning environment, which promotes the intellectual, cultural, economic and social life of the community.

The college achieved full accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1989. Its accreditation was reaffirmed in 2002.

The emphasis of Palo Alto College always has been its students. Enrollment reached a peak in Fall 2005 with 8,100 students reported. Historically, Hispanics comprise more than half of Palo Alto's enrollment, and females generally outnumber males.

In Fall 2000 Texas A&M University-Kingsville began offering junior- and senior-level courses on the Palo Alto College campus. Through the Pathway Model from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, TAMUK can operate a System Center until they reach the equivalent of 1,500 full-time students. At that time, with the approval of the Coordinating Board and the Texas Legislature, Texas A&M University-San Antonio could become a reality on the southside. The System Center offers a variety of programs, including teacher certification in some areas.

After 20 years, Palo Alto College is making a difference and moving forward to share its campus and its resources to improve its community.
 
1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, TX
78224-2499
210-486-3000 (general)
210-921-5316 (financial aid)
210-921-5270 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Public, 2-year
Control Public
Size 5,000 - 9,999
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
Yes On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Palo Alto College Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
11,267 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Geography
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Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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