Whether you're an alumnus returning for a visit or a teen who wants to learn about all that Voorhees College has to offer, we're thrilled that you've taken an interest in learning about our rich history and bright future.
Founded in 1897 by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright Menafee, Voorhees College’s mission always has been to offer all students a quality comprehensive general education, coupled with professional education, in a value-centered liberal arts tradition. In addition, Voorhees College was the first Historically Black College and University in South Carolina accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Voorhees College, which is designated as an Historic District in South Carolina, consists of 365 acres in Bamberg County in the city of Denmark. Voorhees is about 50 miles south of Columbia, 86 miles southeast of Charleston and 53 miles west of Augusta, Georgia.
Majors at Voorhees College are accounting, biology, business administration, computer science, English, mass communications, criminal justice, health and recreation, sports management, emergency management, childhood development, sociology, and organizational management. Pre-professional programs that prepare students for degrees in medicine and nursing are also available.
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