There is a lot of news surrounding the state of higher education in United States. Is it too expensive? Is financial aid working? Where can you get the best value? One thing that has remained true through it all has been that those with a college degree continue to out earn those with a high school diploma or less, and more of the jobs we’re creating require a college degree. So the question is, how do you find the best value in a college education to set yourself on the right financial track. And online colleges might offer an answer. When looking at online colleges, the idea is balance affordability with proven results. Luckily, Mike Jelinek, in his post on The Simple Dollar, has studied the industry and outlined the 10 best affordable online colleges. For his full list, and the details on the programs offered by each one, read the full article here.