Lyon College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,900
1.53% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,545
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.69%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
59.8%
1,382 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
496
97.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
38.3%
77 Graduates

About

Lyon College is a higher education institution located in Independence County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Lyon College were General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees awarded), General Psychology (24 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2022, 181 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lyon College. 45.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (85 degrees), 4.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lyon College is $29,900, which is $1,570 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Lyon College is $29,900, which is $1,570 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,545.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Lyon College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$29,900
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Lyon College was $29,900. The cost of tuition at Lyon College is $1,570 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$25,545
2022 Value
142%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Lyon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,545. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Lyon College grew by 142%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,730
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lyon College was of $10,730 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.87% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Lyon College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.69%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Lyon College was 1.69%, which represents 3 out of the 177 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Lyon College received 1,382 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 43.5% annual growth. Out of those 1,382 applicants, 827 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.8% acceptance rate.

There were 496 students enrolled at Lyon College in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lyon College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
827
Accepted Out of 1,382

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lyon College was 59.8% (827 admissions from 1,382 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 27.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 43.5%, while admissions grew by 24.4%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2021)
15
Scores Submitted (2021)

11% of enrolled first-time students at Lyon College in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lyon College had a total enrollment of 496 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Lyon College is 483 students and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at Lyon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51% White, 6.05% Black or African American, 3.23% Hispanic or Latino, 1.21% Asian, 1.21% Two or More Races, 0.605% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.202% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lyon College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.5%), followed by White Female (24%) and Black or African American Male (4.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lyon College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 496 students. The full-time enrollment at Lyon College is 483 and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at Lyon College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Lyon College was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Lyon College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    253 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    30 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lyon College is 51% White, 6.05% Black or African American, 3.23% Hispanic or Latino, 1.21% Asian, 1.21% Two or More Races, 0.605% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.202% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 147 students (29.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 17 fewer women than men received degrees from Lyon College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lyon College is white (85 degrees awarded). There were 4.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lyon College is General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (24 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Lyon College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (9 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), and Biology (23 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lyon College are Physicians (455,857 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (335,615 people), Other managers (309,558 people), Postsecondary teachers (302,705 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (253,841 people).

The most specialized majors at Lyon College in 2022 are Math & Statistics (9 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and English (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lyon College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are Math & Statistics (9 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and English (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lyon College are Elementary & secondary schools (902,755 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (671,781 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (670,716 people), Computer Systems Design (259,608 people), and Outpatient care centers (252,447 people).

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are Math & Statistics (9 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and English (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 32 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lyon College was General Business Administration & Management with 32 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

99
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
82
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Lyon College, which is 1.21 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (82).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Lyon College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.56 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Lyon College in General Psychology, which is 2.43 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from Lyon College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Lyon College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    85 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lyon College is white (85 degrees awarded). There were 4.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

24.9% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    48 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lyon College is white male (48 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (37 degrees).

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Operations

Lyon College has an endowment valued at nearly $94.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 3.76M (3.98%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Lyon College had a total salary expenditure of 26.9M. Lyon College employs 20 Associate professors, 17 Assistant professors and 8 Instructors. Most academics at Lyon College are Male Assistant professor (12), Male Associate professor (11), and Female Associate professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lyon College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 48 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 16 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

Endowment

$94.6M
2022 Endowment
12.8%
decline from 2021

Lyon College has an endowment valued at about $94.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Lyon College declined 12.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.3M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$9.67M
2022 Salaries
6.07%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Lyon College paid a median of $9.67M in salaries, which represents 36% of their overall expenditure ($26.9M) and a 6.07% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.91M
Instructional Salaries
50
Number of Employees

In 2022, Lyon College paid a total of $2.91M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lyon College were Associate professor with 20 employees, Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Instructor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lyon College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lyon College was Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Associate professor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Lyon College.

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