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Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, situated southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The city of Compton is one of the oldest cities in the county and on May 11, 1888, was the eighth city to incorporate. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 96,455. It is known as the "Hub City" due to its geographic centrality in Los Angeles County. Neighborhoods in Compton include Sunny Cove, Leland, Downtown Compton, and Richland Farms. The city is generally a working class city (some middle-class neighborhoods) and is home to a relatively young community, at an average 25 years of age, compared to the American median age of 35.

Since the 1980s, the city of Compton was popularized in American media due to many hip hop groups and rappers originating from the community, such as the gangsta rap crew N.W.A, who are best known for their debut album, Straight Outta Compton, and are widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre. The city of Compton as well as southern Los Angeles County in general is notorious for its heavy concentration of gangs and gang violence, such as the Bloods, the Crips, and SureƱos, which all originated in the Los Angeles area.

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Schools in and around Compton, CA

Name
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $10,116 average out-state tuition; $10,116 average in-state tuition
Universal College of Beauty Inc-Compton
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
RWM Fiber Optics
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
American Auto Institute
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
St Francis Career College
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private not for profit
Everest College-Gardena
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Compton, CA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016