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Texas State named one of 'Best Green Colleges' by Princeton Review for 2022

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Jayme Blaschke | November 16, 2021

group of students with collected trash
Members of Texas State’s Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO) attend the Great Texas River Clean Up at the San Marcos River to pick up litter.

Texas State University has been named one of the nation's top "Green Colleges" with strong commitments to the environment and sustainability by the Princeton Review. 

The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges, 2022 Edition profiles 420 colleges the company chose out of 835 schools it surveyed for this project. Apart from the top 50, Princeton Review does not rank the universities in numerical order. 

The school profiles present information on each school's use of renewable energy, its recycling and conservation programs, the availability of environmental studies in academic offerings and career guidance for green jobs.

The Princeton Review chose the 420 colleges based on its 2020–21 survey of administrators at 835 colleges concerning their institutions' sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. The company’s editors analyzed more than 25 data points from the survey to tally Green Rating scores for the schools on a scale of 60 to 99. Colleges that earned a Green Rating score of 80 or higher were chosen for the Guide to Green Colleges. Of the 420 schools selected for the guide, 391 are in the U.S., 26 in Canada, one in Ecuador, one in Egypt and one in Greece.

The full Guide to Green Colleges may be found at www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings?rankings=green-colleges.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922