Lyon College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,050

4.03% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,042

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.73%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

74.2%

1,421 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

707

97.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

39.4%

78 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 Biological Sciences (29 degrees awarded), General Psychology (28 degrees), and General History (14 degrees).

In 2016, 130 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lyon College. 55.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (93 degrees), 5.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lyon College is $26,050, which is $1,635 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lyon College is $26,050, which is $1,635 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,050

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Lyon College was $26,050. The cost of tuition at Lyon College is $1,635 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$17,042

2016 Value

0.993%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Lyon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,042. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Lyon College grew by 0.993%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,110

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lyon College was of $8,110 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.11% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Lyon College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.02% with respect to 2015, when 98% 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.

7.73%

2015 Default Rate

15

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Lyon College was 7.73%, which represents 15 out of the 194 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 1,421 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.

Acceptance Rate

74.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,054

Accepted Out of 1,421

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lyon College was 74.2% (1,054 admissions from 1,421 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 59.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -116%, while admissions grew by 10.9%.

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SAT Scores

17%

Submission Percentage

33

Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at Lyon College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

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, 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 (37.4%), followed by White Female (36.1%) and Black or African American Male (4.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lyon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 707 students. The full-time enrollment at Lyon College is 690 and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Lyon College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2016 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 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    521

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    51

  3. Black or African American

    41

The enrolled student population at Lyon College 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, 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 14 more women than men received degrees from Lyon College. The majority of degree recipients at Lyon College are white (93 degrees awarded). There were 5.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lyon College is General Biological Sciences (29 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (28 degrees) and General History (14 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 (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), and Biology (29 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 & surgeons (453,475 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (409,757 people), Miscellaneous managers (318,254 people), Postsecondary teachers (309,752 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (227,730 people).

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are History (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), Psychology (28 degrees), and English (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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are History (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), Psychology (28 degrees), and English (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 (832,331 people), Hospitals (675,094 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (608,028 people), Offices of physicians (207,275 people), and Outpatient care centers (205,668 people).

The most specialized majors at Lyon College are History (14 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), Psychology (28 degrees), and English (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. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lyon College was General Biological Sciences with 29 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 58

  2. 72

In 2016, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Lyon College, which is 0.806 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (72).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Lyon College in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.706 times less than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Lyon College in General Psychology, which is 1.8 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 49% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lyon College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 11.5% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    93 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lyon College is white (93 degrees awarded). There were 5.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (17 degrees).

13.1% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    48 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lyon College is white female (48 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 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 $45M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.11M (2.47%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k 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 $20.5M on benefits.

Lyon College employs 23 Assistant professors, 10 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Lyon College are Male Assistant professors (13), Female Assistant professors(10), and Male Professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lyon College are: Management, with 25 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 22 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$45M

2015 Endowment

0.0243%

growth from 2014

Lyon College has an endowment valued at about $45M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Lyon College grew 0.0243% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.4M 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. $1.61M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Lyon College received $1.61M 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

Primary Expenses

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$6.26M

Salary Expenditure

$20.5M

Benefits Expenditure

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

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Lyon College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.26M

2015 Salaries

4.32%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Lyon College paid a median of $6.26M in salaries, which represents 30.6% of their overall expenditure ($20.5M) and a 4.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.43% growth from 2013 and a 2.75% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.43M

Instructional Salaries

43

Number of Employees

In 2015, Lyon College paid a total of $2.43M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

23 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

25 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lyon College were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Associate professor with 10 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lyon College were Management with 25 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lyon College was Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Male Professor with 8 employees.

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

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