• Priceless Experience

    Cost should not be a road block to obtaining a first-class education or a yoke for students to bear after graduation.  Nearly all incoming students at Lyon College receive scholarships and other types of financial aid, and our graduates complete their degree with the lowest debt per student in Arkansas.

  • Living Legacy

    Lyon instills a proud sense of history and rich tradition in every facet of campus life, from the Greek system to the Scottish Heritage program. Founded in 1872, Lyon College is the oldest independent college in Arkansas in the second oldest city in the state.

  • Beyond Boundaries

    Students can travel the world with the Nichols International Studies Program and strengthen their minds with rigorous classes. Study in Japan, Brazil, Spain, Chile, Northern Ireland and more. A Lyon education opens the door to many different career paths, research positions, and post-graduate programs.

  • Building Character

    Education is more than a degree. With a student-faculty ratio of 15:1, Lyon College provides a personalized education unlike any other. Students can participate in collaborative research and are taught by leaders in their respective field, not graduate assistants.

  • Community

    Lyon is a community, distinguished by its academic curriculum, unique Honor and Social Systems and award-winning professors. As one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the South, Lyon strives to create a learning environment that is academically challenging and indicative of building character and integrity.

  • Take the Journey

    Lyon College’s unique outdoor program offers students the chance to explore the environment around them and go beyond their comfort zones. Lyon’s beautiful 136-acre campus nestled in the Ozarks includes a bouldering wall, disc golf course, hiking and biking trail, sand volleyball court, zipline and ropes course, and Bryan Lake.

More Than Just A College

Lyon is a community, distinguished by its academic curriculum, unique Honor and Social Systems and award-winning professors.

As one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the South, Lyon strives to create a learning environment that is academically challenging and indicative of building character and integrity.

News

Tebbetts’ Faulkner course steps into novels

By Samantha Jones

Dr. Terrell Tebbetts became a Faulkner scholar early in his career, having taught Absalom, Absalom! in a basic literature course. The novel piqued his interest in the Southern writer, and Tebbetts has studied Faulkner extensively ever since.

Ditch the Dumpster offers valuable service to students, charities

As graduation nears, what to do with furnishings, clothing and even food that will not be going home with them when they leave in May is the last thing on students’ minds. Instead of tossing usable items in the trash, Ditch the Dumpster offers students a way to get rid of items they don’t have room to transport home while providing a valuable service to local charities.