Lyon College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,100

4.03% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,823

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.4%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.2%

1,650 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

672

97% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.3%

81 Graduates

About

Lyon College is a higher education institution located in Independence County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lyon College were General Psychology (29 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (26 degrees), and General History (12 degrees).

In 2017, 138 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lyon College. 55.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (109 degrees), 10.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lyon College is $27,100, which is $1,906 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lyon College is $27,100, which is $1,906 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,823.

In 2017, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,100

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lyon College was $27,100. The cost of tuition at Lyon College is $1,906 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$18,823

2017 Value

10.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lyon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,823. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lyon College grew by 10.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,440

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lyon College was of $8,440 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.07% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Lyon College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.03% with respect to 2016, when 97% 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.

11.4%

2016 Default Rate

20

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lyon College was 11.4%, which represents 20 out of the 175 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Lyon College received 1,650 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 16.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,650 applicants, 1,059 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.2% acceptance rate.

There were 672 students enrolled at Lyon College in 2017, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lyon College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,059

Accepted Out of 1,650

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lyon College was 64.2% (1,059 admissions from 1,650 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 74.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 16.1%, while admissions grew by 0.474%.

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SAT Scores

16%

Submission Percentage

30

Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at Lyon College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lyon College has a total enrollment of 672 students. The full-time enrollment at Lyon College is 652 students and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Lyon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.4% White, 8.18% Hispanic or Latino, 6.85% Black or African American, 2.53% Asian, 1.79% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Lyon College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (37.1%), followed by White Female (33.1%) and Black or African American Male (5.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 672 students. The full-time enrollment at Lyon College is 652 and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Lyon College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

2017 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 62%. 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

    473

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    55

  3. Black or African American

    46

The enrolled student population at Lyon College is 70.4% White, 8.18% Hispanic or Latino, 6.85% Black or African American, 2.53% Asian, 1.79% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 45 students (6.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 14 more women than men received degrees from Lyon College. The majority of degree recipients at Lyon College are white (109 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lyon College is General Psychology (29 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (26 degrees) and General History (12 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 History (12 degrees awarded), English (10 degrees), and Biology (26 degrees).

Workforce

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 (447,975 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (424,648 people), Postsecondary teachers (295,960 people), Other managers (279,703 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (242,351 people).

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are History (12 degrees awarded), English (10 degrees), Biology (26 degrees), Psychology (29 degrees), and Math & Statistics (7 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lyon College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are History (12 degrees awarded), English (10 degrees), Biology (26 degrees), Psychology (29 degrees), and Math & Statistics (7 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 (864,788 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (657,888 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (629,465 people), Offices of physicians (229,238 people), and Computer Systems Design (211,509 people).

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are History (12 degrees awarded), English (10 degrees), Biology (26 degrees), Psychology (29 degrees), and Math & Statistics (7 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lyon College.

Most Common

  1. 29 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lyon College was General Psychology with 29 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 62

  2. 76

In 2017, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Lyon College, which is 0.816 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (76).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Lyon College in General Economics, which is 5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to women at Lyon College in General Biological Sciences, which is 5.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 35% of students graduating from Lyon College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lyon College is Female and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.94% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    109 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    10 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lyon College is white (109 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

7.25% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    64 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lyon College is white female (64 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (45 degrees).

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Operations

Lyon College has an endowment valued at nearly $61.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.52M (2.49%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Lyon College had a total salary expenditure of $23M. Lyon College employs 23 Assistant professors, 12 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Lyon College are Male Assistant professors (12), Female Assistant professors(11), and Male Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lyon College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 31 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$61.1M

2017 Endowment

3.41%

growth from 2016

Lyon College has an endowment valued at about $61.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lyon College grew 3.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.9M 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. $1.36M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lyon College received $1.36M 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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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.04M

2017 Salaries

4.38%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Lyon College paid a median of $7.04M in salaries, which represents 30.7% of their overall expenditure ($23M) and a 4.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.73% growth from 2015 and a 4.32% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.61M

Instructional Salaries

44

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lyon College paid a total of $2.61M to 44 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

23 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

31 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lyon College were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Associate professor with 12 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lyon College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lyon College was Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Male Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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