The University of Iowa is ranked among the top 50 schools for Hispanic doctoral students by Hispanic Outlook magazine. Venture outside the University community, and you'll find that about 3 percent of the Iowa City area's 77,000 residents are Hispanic. The area supports numerous authentic Mexican restaurants and Latino grocery stores with products from all over Central and South America.
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Iowa's Latin American Studies program was established in 1978, focusing teaching and research on Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It offers an undergraduate certificate and a minor. Iowa also offers a certificate in Critical Cultural Competence as well as a Latina/o Studies minor.