Lyon College

2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501
Tel: (870)307-7000
Public | 600 students
Lyon College is an independent, residential, co-educational, four-year undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

School Overview:

Lyon College
CountyIndependence County, AR
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate (Liberal Arts) Colleges I
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
47 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment600 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
577 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
23 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted62%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)490-650450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)510-610460-573
ACT English (25-75%)23-3119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)22-2718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2920-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1872, it is the oldest independent college in Arkansas operating under its original charter. Lyon is a closely-knit teaching and learning community distinguished by its honor system, innovative residential house system, and endowed international studies program. Lyon is classified as a baccalaureate (liberal arts) college by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is included among the country’s best liberal arts (bachelor’s) colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Lyon College is located in Batesville, Arkansas. Lyon’s picturesque 136-acre campus is conveniently located in a comfortable neighborhood setting. It features modern, attractive, and functional academic facilities such as the black-box Holloway Theatre, Lyon Business and Economics Building, and Derby Center for Science and Mathematics, which was completed in December 2003.
  • Lyon confers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, and offers majors in accounting, art, biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, economics, early childhood/elementary education, English, environmental studies, history, mathematics, music, political science, psychology, religion and philosophy, Spanish, and theater. Students may also design an individualized major. The College also offers professional concentrations in human resource management and journalism, and programs in middle school and secondary education leading to teacher certification.
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Lyon College
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45.2 mi. away

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