Founded in 1872, Lyon College is a four-year college of the liberal arts and sciences associated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The following is the mission statement of the College:
A selective, independent teaching and learning community aﬃliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Lyon College oﬀers both a challenging undergraduate curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and select graduate programs. In a primarily residential setting, the Lyon College experience is guided by the Honor System and enlightened by co-curricular programs, service and experiential learning, and opportunities for leadership. Together these foster critical, creative thought and ethical, spiritual growth that will prepare students for fulﬁlling personal and professional lives committed to lifelong learning and service.