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Fresno, CA Area Scholarships

Fresno (/ˈfrɛznoʊ/ FREZ-noh; Spanish for "ash tree") is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Fresno County. It covers about 112 square miles (290 km2) in the center of the San Joaquin Valley, the southern portion of California's Central Valley.

Named for the abundant ash trees lining the San Joaquin River, Fresno was founded in 1872 as a railway station of the Central Pacific Railroad before it was incorporated in 1885. The city has since become an economic hub of Fresno County and the San Joaquin Valley, with much of the surrounding areas in the Metropolitan Fresno region predominantly tied to large-scale agricultural production.

The population of Fresno grew from a 1960 census population of 134,000 to a 2000 census population of 428,000. With a census-estimated 2017 population of 527,438, Fresno is the fifth-most populous city in California, the most populous city in the Central Valley, the most populous inland city in California, and the 34th-most populous city in the nation.

Fresno is near the geographical center of California. It lies approximately 220 miles (350 km) north of Los Angeles, 170 miles (270 km) south of the state capital, Sacramento, and 185 miles (300 km) southeast of San Francisco. Yosemite National Park is about 60 miles (100 km) to the north, Kings Canyon National Park is 60 miles (100 km) to the east, and Sequoia National Park is 75 miles (120 km) to the southeast.

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Schools in and around Fresno, CA

California State University-Fresno
Four or more years; Public; $17,622 average out-state tuition; $5,742 average in-state tuition
Fresno City College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,744 average out-state tuition; $1,104 average in-state tuition
Fresno Pacific University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $29,998 average out-state tuition; $29,998 average in-state tuition
California Christian College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $8,640 average out-state tuition; $8,640 average in-state tuition
San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $14,125 average out-state tuition; $14,125 average in-state tuition
University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $11,971 average out-state tuition; $11,971 average in-state tuition
San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Aviation
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $12,165 average out-state tuition; $12,165 average in-state tuition