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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.03% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
1,421 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
97.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
78 Graduates


The median tuition at Lyon College is $26,050, which is $6,160 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,042.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Lyon College received 1,421 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.6% annual decline. Out of those 1,421 applicants, 1,054 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.2% acceptance rate.

There were 707 students enrolled at Lyon College in 2016, and 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lyon College has an overall enrollment yield of 19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Lyon College has a total enrollment of 707 students. The full-time enrollment at Lyon College is 690 students and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Lyon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.7% White, 7.21% Hispanic or Latino, 5.8% Black or African American, 1.98% Asian, 1.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.79% Unknown, and 2.69% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Lyon College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.5%), followed by White Female (35.2%) and Black or African American Male (3.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 14 more women than men graduated from Lyon College. The majority of students graduating from Lyon College are White. These 93 graduates mean that there were 5.47 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 17 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Lyon College is General Biological Sciences with 29 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 28 graduates and General History with 14 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Lyon College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is History, with 14 graduates, followed by Math & Statistics with 10 graduates and Biology with 29 graduates.


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Lyon College has an endowment valued at nearly $45M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.11M (2.47%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Lyon College had a total expenditure of $20.5M. Of that $20.5M, they spent $6.26M on salaries and $1.63M on benefits.

Lyon College employs 20 Assistant professors, 12 Associate professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Lyon College are Male Assistant professors (12), Male Associate professors (9), and Male Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lyon College are: Management, with 23 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 23 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees.



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