, a private liberal arts college in Batesville, Arkansas, was founded in 1872 as Arkansas College
. It officially
changed its name to Lyon College in 1994. Lyon is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Lyon also plays host to the annual
Scottish Festival each year in April.The college offers degrees in various disciplines. Lyon's athletic teams, the Scots (men) and Pipers (women) compete in the
TranSouth Athletic Conference, and Lyon is a member of the National
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).