• Black Tie Blue Jeans is still on for Friday night. Shuttle service is available and will leave from Brown Chapel at 4:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. and will pick-up at Holiday Inn, Ramada and Comfort Inn at 4:55 p.m., 5:40 p.m., and 6:10 p.m..  Put on your boots (cowboy or snow) and join us at the Cow Palace at Chimney Rock. 

  • 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.

  • 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. Mark Schram to present Williamson Prize Lecture

Dr. Mark Schram, associate professor of biology at Lyon College, will present his Williamson Prize Lecture titled “Community Involvement to Reduce Healthcare Costs — An Initiative” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Nucor Auditorium. The presentation is open to the public.

Lyon professor installed in endowed position

The Maxfield Room of Edwards Commons was filled with faculty, staff, and students who turned out to show their support of Dr. Tim Lindblom as he was installed as the new Willie Dillard Bryan Professor of Biology.