Palo Alto College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1400 West Villaret Boulevard

San Antonio, TX 78224-2499

(210) 921-5270

Fax: (210) 921-5310

Contact: Rachel Marez

Director of Enrollment Management
Main Address

1400 West Villaret Boulevard

San Antonio, TX 78224-2499

(210) 921-5000

Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,880


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A,C
Animal Sciences A,C
Horticulture Science A,C
Horticulture, Ornamental A
Landscaping A,C
Turf Management A,C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Hispanic-American Studies A
Latin American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Banking/Financial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Entrepreneurial Studies A
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Logistics/Materials Management A,C
Office Management A,C

Communications & Journalism

Advertising A
Communications/Rhetoric A
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Entry Applications C
Information Sciences/Systems A
Word Processing C


Education – General A


Engineering – General A
Environmental Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Environmental Engineering Technology A,C
Mechanical Engineering Technology C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General A,C
Nursing Assistance A


History – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences A

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Physical Sciences – General A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A

Social Sciences

Anthropology A
Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Palo Alto College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (210) 486-3000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1400 W Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78224-2499
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,763
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 29 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,953 (55% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,690
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,220
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,580

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Palo Alto College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Palo Alto College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 74
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 75
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 23
Education 23
Engineering 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 42
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 17
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Library Science 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 5
Transportation and Materials Moving 24
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 2762

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Palo Alto College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,690
Out-of-state $14,220
Books and supplies $1,674

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 609 85%
Grant or scholarship aid 602 84% $5,580
Student loan aid 23 3% $4,195

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,438 35% $4,627
Federal student loans 314 3% $5,198

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Palo Alto College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Palo Alto College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Palo Alto College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 10,763
Undergraduate enrollment 10,763
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Palo Alto College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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