Public 2 Year

Palo Alto College

San Antonio, Texas

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Palo Alto College overview
Location San Antonio, Texas
Online alamo.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large City
Palo Alto College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Palo Alto College, established in 1985 as part of the Alamo Colleges District, is a public community college located in San Antonio, Texas. Nestled in the south side of the city, the campus spans over 130 acres offering a serene suburban setting that contrasts with the bustling urban atmosphere of San Antonio. Palo Alto College provides a comprehensive educational environment with a variety of associate degree programs, certificates, and continuing education options aimed primarily at fostering regional workforce development. Among its most recognized academic offerings are programs in logistics, veterinary technology, and aviation technology. The college upholds an open admissions policy, welcoming a diverse student body with various educational backgrounds. Although Palo Alto College is largely a commuter school, with no on-campus housing available, its close-knit campus atmosphere is attributed to its array of student support services and academic resources. The college does not have a notable emphasis on intercollegiate athletics.

Palo Alto College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  2,026 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,615 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,450 plus fees of $292.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Palo Alto College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$500
Other Fees$292
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,434
Other Expenses Budget$4,848
Total One Year Cost$18,044

Texas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Palo Alto College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$500
Other Fees$292
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,434
Budget for Other Expenses$4,848
Total One Year Cost$21,524

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$31,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Palo Alto College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 35%
Business 31%
Health Professions 6%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 4%
Psychology 4%

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