For the 7th year in a row, Washington Monthly has ranked the Batesville school as a socially beneficial liberal arts college in its annual College Guide.
Lyon is ranked 117th, up from 200 last year.
Unlike most other college guides, the Washington Monthly guide asks not only what colleges are doing for students, but also what colleges are doing for the country.
Washington Monthly came up with three indicators of how much a school is contributing to the public good. The magazine ranked schools in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.'s), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).