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Gathering the brightest minds for a better world.

Lyon College is a small, private, liberal arts college, widely recognized for our outstanding academic reputation, beautiful campus, and vibrant community. We produce experienced, engaged, and successful graduates who lead lives of impact.

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Lyon College

By the Numbers


of grads are employed or in grad school within six months


Students from 24 States and 17 Countries


Average Class Size


Student to Teacher Ratio


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of those who graduate, do so in 4 years or less


In Biology among Private Colleges in Arkansas


medical school acceptance rate over the last 20 years—more than double the national average of 41%


Full-time Faculty with Terminal Degrees


Founded in Batesville, Arkansas


Miles of Hiking and Biking Trails on Campus


of Students are Student-Athletes

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There's more to college than just earning a degree.

"In addition to receiving a stellar in-class education, students also get direct access to highly educated professors from all walks of life willing to invest in, challenge, and support students outside the classroom. Lyon's holistic education prepared me for life."

Chin-Yee Chew, '15, is a Fulbright Scholar and the Diversity Program Manager at Google.

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Meet the new you.

"During my time at Lyon, I was able to truly find my strengths and weaknesses."

Dawson Angeles, ’20, is pursuing an MBA. Last summer, Angeles interned with the Little Rock Compassion Center, an inner-city mission focused on giving hope and purpose to homeless, transient, displaced, and disadvantaged people.

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  • First Community Bank pledges $150,000 for career services center Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022
    (From left) First Community Bank President and COO Boris Dover, Lyon Interim President Melissa Taverner, Director of Career Services Patrick Lynch, Chairman and CEO of First Community Bank Dale Cole...
  • COVID increase in community causes Lyon to adjust policies Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022
    Lyon College is limiting the number of spectators for all on-campus competition due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Independence County and the high transmission rate of the omicron variant. The...
  • Lyon to participate in Nonviolence Youth Summit on Jan. 13 Monday, Jan 10, 2022
    Lyon College students, faculty and staff will help honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the 2022 Nonviolence Youth Summit on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 9 a.m. at Batesville High Sc...
  • What will the spring semester look like? Friday, Jan 7, 2022
    The spring semester at Lyon College will be a little different due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and the rise of the highly contagious Omicron variant. While the College’s policies may chan...
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