Voorhees at a Glance

About the College

Voorhees College is a four-year, co-educational, career-oriented liberal arts college affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. Voorhees College is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's degrees. Learn more about the mission of Voorhees College.


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. Learn more about the history of Voorhees College.

Our President

Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr., a 1962 graduate of Voorhees High School and well-known advocate in the civil rights movement, is serving as the college's eighth president. Learn more about President Sellers.

Our Community

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. Learn more about our community.

Academic Programs

Voorhees College offers degrees in accounting, biology, business administration, criminal justice, computer science, sociology, English, health and recreation, mathematics, mass communication, and organizational management.

Voorhees offers a training program in cyber security education and has a special partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration that lets students participate in summer internships in cyber security at various locations across the United States. Learn more about our program in cyber security education.

Learn more about degrees from Voorhees.


Intercollegiate Sports

The Voorhees College Tigers are in the Association of Independent Institutions of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I. The Tigers compete in baseball, softball, women's volleyball, men and women’s basketball, track and field, and cross country. Learn more about our Athletics teams.

By the Numbers

  • 35 full-time faculty members with 33 percent holding doctorates and terminal degrees
  • 15:1 Student / Faculty Ratio
  • 701 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • $16,478 on campus cost ($10,164 off campus)