Palo Alto College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - BadSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - ExcellentCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Palo Alto College is a medium two-year, public school with 8,675 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1983 and is one of the 45 colleges located in San Antonio, Texas.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
79
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are offered at Palo Alto College.

Palo Alto College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 79 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Business, Management, Education, and Criminal Justice. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
63%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Palo Alto College student retention rate is relatively low at 63% (below Texas average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
24 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Palo Alto College is very low - 25%.

Student to faculty ratio at Palo Alto College is reasonable: 24:1. Read more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$10,800
Medium
Average tuition costs are close to the nationwide median - about $10,700 a year. The additional fees at Palo Alto College not covered by tuition are nearly $100; which totals $10,800 a year.

Read the details about Palo Alto College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This college might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Palo Alto College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (210) 486-3000 or check Palo Alto College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B+
Dicey
Palo Alto College offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Palo Alto College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
At the present moment, there is no on-campus housing at Palo Alto College.

Army ROTC programs are available at Palo Alto College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Palo Alto College appears to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Palo Alto College Location and Maps



Post Address: Palo Alto College, 1400 W Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78224-2499, USA
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