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Abilene (pron.: /?æb?li?n/ AB-?-leen) is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in central Texas. The population was 117,063 according to the 2010 census making it the twenty-fifth most populous city in the state of Texas. It is the principal city of the Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2011 estimated population of 166,416. It is the county seat of Taylor County.Dyess Air Force Base is located on the west side of the city.

Abilene is located off Interstate 20, between exits 279 on its western edge and 292 on the east. Abilene is 150 miles (240 km) west of Fort Worth, Texas. The city is looped by I-20 to the north, US 83/84 on the west, and Loop 322 to the east. A railroad divides the city down the center into north and south. The historic downtown area is on the north side of the railroad.

The fastest-growing sections of the city are growing to the southwest, along Southwest Drive, the Winters Freeway, and the Buffalo Gap Road corridor; the southeast, along Loop 322, Oldham Lane, Industrial Drive, and Maple Street; and in the northeast near the intersection of SH 351 and I-20. Many developments have begun in these three areas within the last few years. There are three lakes in the city, Lytle Lake on the western edge of Abilene Regional Airport, Kirby Lake on the southeast corner of the US 83/84 & Loop 322 interchange, and Lake Fort Phantom Hill in Jones County in north Abilene.

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Schools in and around Abilene, TX

Name
Abilene Christian University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $23,610 average out-state tuition; $23,610 average in-state tuition
Hardin-Simmons University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $21,450 average out-state tuition; $21,450 average in-state tuition
American Commercial College-Abilene
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Texas College of Cosmetology-Abilene
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
McMurry University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $21,010 average out-state tuition; $21,010 average in-state tuition
Cisco College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $1,632 average out-state tuition; $768 average in-state tuition
Texas State Technical College-West Texas
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $9,144 average out-state tuition; $3,357 average in-state tuition

Abilene, TX Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Youth Livestock Scholarship $1,500 February 15, 2017
Ivory Moore Undergraduate Scholarship $1,000 February 08, 2017
Ivory Moore Graduate Scholarship $1,000 February 08, 2017
Dick Laursen Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 01, 2017
Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Austin C. Millspaugh Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Sara Haynes Endowed Scholarship Varies December 15, 2016
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017