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San Jose (pron.: /?sæn ho??ze?/; Spanish: St. Joseph) is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the U.S., and the county seat of Santa Clara County which is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay. San Jose is the largest city within Silicon Valley, which is a major component of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, a region of 8.4 million people and the fifth largest metropolitan area (CSA) in the United States. It is the largest city in Northern California.

San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Nueva California, which later became Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose served as its first capital.

After more than 150 years as a small farming city, San Jose and the surrounding Santa Clara Valley became the last (and largest) contiguous area of undeveloped land surrounding the San Francisco Bay. San Jose experienced increased demand for housing from soldiers and veterans returning from World War II. San Jose then continued its aggressive expansion during the 1950s and 1960s by annexing more land area. The rapid growth of the high-technology and electronics industries further accelerated the transition from an agricultural center, to an urbanized metropolitan area.

By the 1990s, San Jose's location within the booming local technology industry earned the city its nickname, Capital of Silicon Valley. San Jose now maintains global city status and is the largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area in terms of population, land area, and industrial development. The U.S. Census Bureau reported the population of the city to be 945,942 as of the 2010 Census. As of April 2012, the estimated population of San Jose was 958,966.

San Jose, along with the Santa Clara Valley, experienced about half a century of spectacular suburban sprawl, with characteristics of intense urbanization similar to the Los Angeles area of Southern California. The city has taken definite steps to avoid becoming "L.A. North". However, the sprawl in San Jose is worse than in Los Angeles by measures such as population density and public transit safety, investment, and ridership .

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Schools in and around San Jose, CA

Name
San Jose State University
Four or more years; Public; $16,632 average out-state tuition; $5,472 average in-state tuition
San Jose City College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,580 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
Evergreen Valley College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,580 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
Carrington College California-San Jose
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
The National Hispanic University
Four or more years; Private for profit; $7,608 average out-state tuition; $7,608 average in-state tuition
University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $11,964 average out-state tuition; $11,964 average in-state tuition
International Technological University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition

San Jose, CA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship Up to $5,000 January 17, 2017
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Donald F. Hastings Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship $2,500 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017