Has your high schooler graduated and still searching for that next step in their educational journey. There are plenty of opportunities right here in the local region, but according to a recent survey, one of the most affordable colleges in the country is no farther than your future college student's laptop.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is ranked #4 in the Top 10 Most Affordable Online Colleges of 2016 according to rankings.com.

They used several metrics in order to compile the list which also includes Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus, Valley City State University, and University of Central Florida rounding out the top three. The metrics used included tuition costs, online student body, number of online programs, academics, and selectivity.

So not only can your child (or you) receive a great education from a top ranked school, but it can be done from the comfort of your home, and not cost you an arm and a leg.

To see the full Top 10, visit Rankings.com.

And to find out more about Northwestern State University's Global Online Campus, visit their website HERE!