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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

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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In the News

  • Lyon College adds anthropology major Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Lyon College recently approved the addition of an anthropology major, joining a small handful of Arkansas universities that offer the degree. Provost Melissa Taverner said this move confirms that ...
  • Lyon senior excited to explore options after graduation Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Senior Michael Humphrey, of Strawberry, does not know exactly what he will do after graduation, and he is excited to explore the possibilities. “Elementary and high school you had to do, and...
  • Hannah Zang accepted into Duke medical school Monday, May 10, 2021
    Senior Hannah Zang, of McKinney, Texas, has been accepted into the Duke University School of Medicine. “I found out in February,” she said. “It’s a bit surreal because I wa...
  • Seniors reflect on ‘unique college experience’ at Honors Convocation Thursday, May 6, 2021
    Lyon College recognized outstanding student achievements at the annual Honors Convocation on May 4. Both faculty and student presenters expressed excitement over being able to hold the event in-pe...
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