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Jackson is the capital of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Located south of the Yazoo River, it is considered to be the southern border of the Mississippi Delta. Jackson is the most populous city in Mississippi, and is one of two county seats of Hinds County, with the town of Raymond being the other.

The population of the city declined from 184,256 at the 2000 census to 173,514 at the 2010 census. The 2010 census ascribed a population of 539,057 to the five-county Jackson metropolitan area.

The current slogan for the city is "Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul." Jackson is ranked 3rd out of America's 100 largest metro areas for the best "Bang For Your Buck" city according to Forbes magazine. The study measured overall affordability, housing rates, and more. The city is named after Andrew Jackson, who was a general at the time of the naming but later became president of the United States. The city is the anchor of the Metro area.

USS Jackson (LCS-6) will be the first ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the city.

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Schools in and around Jackson, MS

Name
Jackson State University
Four or more years; Public; $5,504 average out-state tuition; $5,504 average in-state tuition
Belhaven University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $18,420 average out-state tuition; $18,420 average in-state tuition
Millsaps College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $27,650 average out-state tuition; $27,650 average in-state tuition
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Four or more years; Public; $14,797 average out-state tuition; $5,792 average in-state tuition
Virginia College-Jackson
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Antonelli College-Jackson
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $14,850 average out-state tuition; $14,850 average in-state tuition
Wesley Biblical Seminary
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition

Jackson, MS Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Mississippi Scholarship - ARRL $500 January 31, 2017
Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017