Lyon College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Batesville, AR, which is a predominantly rural area. The Presbyterian Church affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. The school's small size in terms of enrollment, about 650 students, offers students a more hands on education due to the size of the class and easier access to faculty.
Areas of study offered at Lyon College include but are not limited to:
- Business Administration
Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. Students may submit either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions at this school. A score between 1460 - 1960 on the SAT, or 23 - 28 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. 65% of applicants are admitted to this school, of which 28 percent choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $25,000 annually, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's net price calculator to determine cost. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Lyon College "Scots" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:
- Baseball (NAIA Division I)
- Basketball (NAIA Division I)
- Golf (NAIA Division I)
- Soccer (NAIA Division I)
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Lyon College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Lyon College is around 720 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 30% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $25,000-$30,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $910 for part time students
- Room and board is estimated to cost around $9,700
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$17,343|
|Receiving Student Loans||88%||$6,258|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Lyon College may offer services like those listed below:
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
Lyon College has an overall graduation rate which is around 50%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||43%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||1%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||5%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1970)
Lyon College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (American Midwest Conference)
- Basketball (American Midwest Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Lyon College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- Southern Arkansas University Main Campus in Magnolia, AR (195 miles away)
- Harris - Stowe State University in Saint Louis, MO (212 miles away)
- Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS (241 miles away)
- Louisiana State University - Shreveport in Shreveport, LA (260 miles away)
- University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN (266 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Lyon College for official up-to-date information.