Lyon College

Overview of Lyon College

The main campus of Lyon College is in Batesville, AR (a self-contained town). The school is a Presbyterian Church (USA) institution. Lyon College is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Lyon College students most commonly major in a field related to business and management, drama and performing arts, mathematics, science.

Lyon College Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007-2008, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 545 to 618. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007-2008 had SAT math scores of 545 or more.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. Lyon College offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 497 enrolled students.

Student Life

Many students at Lyon College live in campus housing. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at the school belong to the TranSouth Athletic Conference, TranSouth Athletic Conference, TranSouth Athletic Conference for major sports. Lyon College takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Lyon College offers a liberal arts education of superior quality in a personalized setting. A selective, independent, undergraduate, residential teaching and learning community affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Lyon encourages the free intellectual inquiry essential to social, ethical and spiritual growth. With a rich scholarly and religious heritage, Lyon develops, in a culture of honor, responsible citizens and leaders committed to continued personal growth and service."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Lyon College

Lyon College
2300 Highland Road
Batesville , AR 72501
General Phone: (870) 307-7000

Lyon College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management31business management, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources
Liberal Arts29French language, Spanish language, English, economics, political science, history
Science15biology, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling12psychology
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Fine Arts1fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Lyon College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree9818

Lyon College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lyon College had a total enrollment of 497 students (461 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 41%
20-21 38%
22-24 12%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

Lyon College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 23 %

Lyon College Room and Board (2007)

Lyon College offers campus housing for 421 of its 461 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Batesville, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Lyon College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal545618
SAT Math545610
SAT Writing525580
ACT Verbal2129
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT20%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lyon College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,034
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,034
Room and board $ 6,990
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Lyon College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 108800)

Lyon College Faculty

Lyon College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track122
Non-tenured and not on tenure track11

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$67,7972*
Associate professoracademic year14$55,8596$55,367
Assistant professoracademic year10$47,1552*
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year34$56,14010$54,775

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lyon College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball TranSouth Athletic Conference
Baseball TranSouth Athletic Conference
Track TranSouth Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports332457

Lyon College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Lyon College Apart:

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checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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