• 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. At Lyon, students can gain valuable experience by participating in collaborative research and are taught by leaders in their respective field, not graduate assistants.

  • 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.


Dr. Philip Cavalier joins Lyon as new Vice President for Academic Services

Dr. Philip Cavalier, who has served as Provost and Dean of the College at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill., will soon join the administration at Lyon College. Dr. Cavalier has accepted the position of Vice President for Academic Services and Dean of the Faculty with Lyon and will begin his new role July 1.

Dr. Cavalier said he had heard about Lyon in a previous position in North Carolina, so he had some familiarity with the college before he applied.

Lyon College Shooting Club places among top schools at national championships

In its first year at Lyon College, the school’s trap shooting team is already earning top rankings. Lyon’s team placed fourth at the Association of College Unions International’s 47th annual Collegiate Clay Target Championships in March in San Antonio, Texas.