Lyon College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,550
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,495
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.24%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
50.1%
2,062 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
665
97.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
42.5%
108 Graduates

About

Lyon College is a higher education institution located in Independence County, AR. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lyon College were General Biological Sciences (24 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (13 degrees).

In 2020, 144 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lyon College. 50% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (94 degrees), 5.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lyon College is $28,550, which is $150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Lyon College is $28,550, which is $150 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,495.

In 2020, 98% of undergraduate students attending Lyon College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$28,550
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lyon College was $28,550. The cost of tuition at Lyon College is $150 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$20,495
2020 Value
14.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lyon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,495. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lyon College grew by 14.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,810
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lyon College was of $9,810 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 7.45% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Lyon College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2019, 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.
8.24%
2018 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lyon College was 8.24%, which represents 14 out of the 170 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Lyon College received 2,062 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 13.9% annual decline. Out of those 2,062 applicants, 1,034 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.1% acceptance rate.

There were 665 students enrolled at Lyon College in 2020, and 17% 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

50.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,034
Accepted Out of 2,062

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lyon College was 50.1% (1,034 admissions from 2,062 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 44.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −13.9%, while admissions declined by −2.73%.

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage
31
Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at Lyon College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Lyon College has a total enrollment of 665 students. The full-time enrollment at Lyon College is 650 students and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 97.7% of students enrolled at Lyon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.2% White, 8.57% Hispanic or Latino, 7.52% Black or African American, 1.8% Asian, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.902% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.451% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lyon College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.3%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Black or African American Male (5.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 665 students. The full-time enrollment at Lyon College is 650 and the part-time enrollment is 15. This means that 97.7% of students enrolled at Lyon College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2020 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 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Lyon College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    374
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    57
  3. Black or African American
    50

The enrolled student population at Lyon College is 56.2% White, 8.57% Hispanic or Latino, 7.52% Black or African American, 1.8% Asian, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.902% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.451% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 119 students (17.9%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 0 more women than men received degrees from Lyon College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lyon College is white (94 degrees awarded). There were 5.88 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lyon College is General Biological Sciences (24 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (13 degrees).

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 Language & Linguistics (9 degrees awarded), English (13 degrees), and Math & Statistics (11 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 (404,218 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (290,225 people), Postsecondary teachers (265,294 people), Other managers (211,554 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (205,874 people).

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are Language & Linguistics (9 degrees awarded), English (13 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Biology (24 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are Language & Linguistics (9 degrees awarded), English (13 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Biology (24 degrees).

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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 (617,011 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (533,302 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (501,503 people), Offices of physicians (198,105 people), and Computer Systems Design (185,187 people).

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are Language & Linguistics (9 degrees awarded), English (13 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), History (6 degrees), and Biology (24 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lyon College was General Biological Sciences with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

72
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
72
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 72 degrees were awarded to men at Lyon College, which is 1 times approximately the same the number of degrees awarded to females (72).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Lyon College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1 times approximately the same the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 12 degrees were awarded to women at Lyon College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1 times approximately the same the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 45% of students graduating from Lyon College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lyon College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.78% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    94 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lyon College is white (94 degrees awarded). There were 5.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (16 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    50 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lyon College is white female (50 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (44 degrees).

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Lyon College has an endowment valued at nearly $97.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.43M (1.46%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Lyon College had a total salary expenditure of $26.7M. Lyon College employs 22 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Lyon College are Male Assistant professors (13), Male Associate professors(11), and Male Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lyon College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 43 employees, Service, with 24 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Endowment

$97.7M
2020 Endowment
60.3%
growth from 2019

Lyon College has an endowment valued at about $97.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lyon College grew 60.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $57.8M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.32M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Lyon College received $1.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$9.93M
2020 Salaries
5.15%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Lyon College paid a median of $9.93M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($26.7M) and a 5.15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 23.1% growth from 2018 and a 8.91% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.18M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lyon College paid a total of $3.18M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
22 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
43 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lyon College were Assistant professor with 22 employees; Associate professor with 19 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lyon College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees; Service with 24 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lyon College was Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, Male Associate professor with 11 employees, and Male Professor with 9 employees.

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

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