Like other large, rural states, Idaho is already an exceptionally cheap place to go to school. And yet somehow, Brigham Young University-Idaho has managed to set the bar even lower! At less than $4,000 a year for in-state students, a degree from BYU Idaho costs less than a new car - and is almost certainly a better investment. While that fact alone would justify its Idaho top online colleges ranking, BYU's selection of virtual bachelor's degrees takes it over the top. An emphasis on practical, career-transferrable options means that distance learners have their choice of programs that span from technology and business to healthcare and human services.