Lyon College is an independent, residential, co-educational, four-year undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Founded in 1872, it is the oldest independent college in Arkansas operating under its original charter. Lyon is a closely-knit teaching and learning community distinguished by its honor system, innovative residential house system, and endowed international studies program.

Lyon is classified as a baccalaureate (liberal arts) college by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is included among the country’s best liberal arts (bachelor’s) colleges by U.S. News and World Report.