Forbes names Texas State among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2022

Jayme Blaschke | September 15, 2022

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Texas State University has been named among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2022 by Forbes.

Texas State was included at No. 385 on the list. Massachusetts Institute of Technology came in at No. 1, followed by Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley tied for second.

Forbes has previously recognized Texas State among “America’s Best-In-State Employers” (2020), “America’s Best Employers” (2019, 2017), “Best Employers for Women” (2019) and “Best Employers for Diversity” (2019).   

For the new list, Forbes ranked colleges and universities in the U.S. based on the return on investment and outcomes they delivered for their students. Schools placed well if their students graduated on time, secured high salaries and low debt, and went on to have successful careers. In 2021, several new measures and datasets were added to ensure that Forbes’ findings are even more robust. The data was reframed to better gauge alumni salaries, a new metric was added to determine how quickly graduates were able to pay off the cost of college and schools were judged based on how well they were serving low-income students.

The full list may be found at Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2022.

See more Texas State rankings and recognitions at

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922