Palo Alto College

1400 W Villaret Blvd, San Antonio
TX, 78224-2499
Tel: (210)486-3000
8,579 students
Public institution

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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.
School Highlights:
Palo Alto College serves 8,579 students (16% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Palo Alto College is one of 13 community colleges within Bexar County, TX.
The nearest community college is St Philip's College (8.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Palo Alto College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 8,579 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,579 students
1,303 students
Palo Alto College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,365 students
834 students
Palo Alto College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 7,214 students
1,040 students
Palo Alto College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Palo Alto College sch enrollment Palo Alto College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Palo Alto College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Palo Alto College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Palo Alto College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Palo Alto College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Palo Alto College More (2010-2011)
Palo Alto College sch ethnicity Palo Alto College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.45 0.44
Palo Alto College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,500 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 99% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,822 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 110% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,500 $5,890
Palo Alto College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,822 $10,050
Palo Alto College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The college was founded in 1985 with the mission of providing higher education in the Southside with the goal of transferring students as well as preparing them for the workforce. In the past 20 years, we have excelled in our transfer programs. We are the community college that has the highest transfer rate in the State of Texas for Hispanics. The average transfer rate for Hispanic students in Texas is 8.9% - at Palo Alto College it is 38% for Hispanics. Palo Alto College offers general, transfer, and technical education; basic skills development and comprehensive literacy programs; continuing education and community outreach; student success and support programs; instructional technologies and distance education; library information resources and institutional research, planning, development and evaluation. In the workforce areas, we have added new programs in Academic Computer Technology, Aviation Management, Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Health Professions, Logistics, Nursing, Teacher Education, and Turfgrass Management. Palo Alto College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and by Committee on Animal Technician Activities and Training of the Amercian Veterinary Medical Association. Its programs are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Federal Aviation Agency, and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.

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Did You Know?
For San Antonio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,664 per year for in-state students and $12,705 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,700 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in San Antonio is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

San Antonio community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in San Antonio is Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.