• 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.


Lyon presents the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival

The pipes are calling. Lyon College will present the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival April 10-12 on the campus.

“We invite everyone to come join us. This should be the biggest and best festival we’ve held yet,” said James Bell, director of the Scottish Heritage Program at Lyon.

Lyon presents the Quapaw Quartet Friday

The Quapaw Quartet will once again perform at Lyon College during the West Endowed Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in the Bevens Music Room of Brown Chapel. The quartet will perform selections composed by Bedrich Smetana and Ludwig Van Beethoven. The concert is free and open to the public.