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Facts About Lyon

Student Achievement
 

Since 2006, 64% of Lyon College graduates have already found a job or been accepted to graduate programs or professional schools by the time they graduate. Lyon graduates work with organizations such as FutureFuel, Teach for America, and Merchants & Planters Bank. Over the last three years, 28 percent of Lyon graduates have been accepted to graduate programs at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Oklahoma, among others. Compare this to just 18 percent of graduates of other national liberal arts colleges.


Retention Rates

 

 
Year
Freshmen
All Students
Fall '15–Fall '16
66%
74%
Fall '14–Fall '15
64.3%
74.4%
Fall '13–Fall '14
73.7%
80.9%
Fall '12–Fall '13
65.7%
76.4%
Fall '11–Fall '12
70.1%
73.9%


Graduation rates

 

The most recent data show that 45.28% of Lyon College students graduate within 4 years, a rate that is about 6 percentage points higher than for all 4-year institutions in the United States, and almost double the rate of students who attend public colleges and universities in Arkansas. Lyon’s 6-year graduation rate of 40.42% (3-year average) compares favorably to public colleges and universities in Arkansas.
 

Six-year first-time full-time student graduation rates
 

 
Sub-grouping
Graduation Rate
Male
42.25%
Female
48.28%
Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
34.85%
Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
41.67%
Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan
50.00%


Enrollment verification

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