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 Palo Alto College

Palo Alto College - San Antonio, TX

1400 Villaret, San Antonio, Texas 78224-2499

General information:(210)486-3000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:9,163( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,562 $1,562 $1,952 -20%
Out-of-state $5,150 $5,414 $6,992 -23%
Books and supplies $1,900 $1,900 $1,900 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,552 $7,552 $7,552 0%
Other $2,764 $2,764 $2,797 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,764 $2,764 $2,797 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,462 $3,462 $3,852 0%
Off Campus $13,778 $13,778 $14,201 -7%
Off Campus with Family $6,226 $6,226 $6,649 0%
On Campus $7,050 $7,314 $8,892 -13%
Off Campus $17,366 $17,630 $19,241 -11%
Off Campus with Family $9,814 $10,078 $11,689 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,360
In-state fees $272
Out-of-state tuition $6,720
Out-of-state fees $272
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan X
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 364 73% --
Grant or scholarship aid 361 73% $1,835,606 $5,085
Federal grants 331 67% $1,575,310 $4,759
Pell grants 312 63% $1,466,669 $4,701
Other federal grants 156 31% $108,641 $696
State/local government grant or scholarships 177 36% $260,296 $1,471
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Student loan aid 21 4% $95,829 $4,563
Federal student loans 21 4% $95,829 $4,563
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,999 45% $16,511,240 $4,129
Pell grants 3,573 40% $14,503,525 $4,059
Federal student loans 476 5% $2,507,064 $5,267


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $3,481 $3,635 $3,596
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,743 $2,154 $2,728
$30,001 - $48,000 $4,820 $3,577 $4,045
$48,001 - $75,000 $6,531 $5,595 $6,099
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,067 $8,253 Not applicable
$110,001 and more $9,067 $8,426 Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 9,163
Undergraduate enrollment 9,163
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 749
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 21 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1987 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
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Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 101
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 230
Motor vehicle theft 313
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate15.9%
Number in default65
Number in repayment407

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 02341300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agriculture, General4--
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General36-
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management-0-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-10-
Turf and Turfgrass Management1--
Category total816-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies0--
Category total0--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2--
Category total2--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General12-
Business Administration and Management, General3759-
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation--0
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-16-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-39-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General32--
Category total871160
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Radio and Television0--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric11--
Category total11--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science5--
Computer and Information Sciences, General151-
Information Science/Studies0--
Category total201-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0--
Teacher Assistant/Aide6--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels0--
Category total6--
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General1--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2--
Mechanical Engineering4--
Category total7--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Biomedical Technology/Technician--0
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology31-
Category total310
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1--
Category total1--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature0--
Category total0--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health and Wellness, General0--
Pre-Dentistry Studies0--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies2--
Pre-Nursing Studies16--
Pre-Pharmacy Studies3--
Pre-Veterinary Studies0--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant99-
Category total309-
History Colleges
History, General4--
Category total4--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies29--
Category total29--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies230--
Category total231--
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting5--
Category total5--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General3--
Category total3--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0--
Category total0--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total0--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1--
Geology/Earth Science, General0--
Physics, General0--
Category total1--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General27--
Category total27--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work9--
Category total9--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General0--
International Relations and Affairs0--
Political Science and Government, General1--
Category total6--
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General0--
Air Traffic Controller0--
Airline Flight Attendant--0
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew416-
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations1--
Category total5160
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Dance, General4--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0--
Fine/Studio Arts, General4--
Music, General2--
Category total10--
Grand total5051590