Forbes Magazine has again named Hartwick one of the best colleges in the United States.

Hartwick placed 323rd overall in this year's Forbes ranking of the 650 best colleges and universities in the nation, an increase of 54 places over the 2012 list. Forbes also ranked Hartwick College as 122nd in the Northeast, and 230th among private colleges - up 51 spots from last year.

In ranking the nation's institutions of higher education, Forbes considered factors that directly concern today's incoming students, such as student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate, and nationally competitive awards. The rankings were compiled exclusively for Forbes by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity.