Founded: April 14, 1897
Dr. Ronnie Hopkins
481 Porter Road
Denmark, S.C. 29042
Toll Free: 866-685-9904
Voorhees University is a four-year, co-educational, career-oriented liberal arts university affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. Voorhees is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s degrees. Founded in 1897 by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright Menafee, Voorhees University’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 University 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 offers degrees in accounting, African American studies, biology, business administration, child development, computer science, criminal justice, elementary education, emergency management, English, environmental science, health and recreation, mass communications, mathematics, organizational management, sociology and sports management.
The Voorhees University Tigers are in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I. The Tigers compete in various sports including baseball, softball, volleyball, men and women’s basketball, track and field and cross country.
- 42 full-time faculty members with 33 percent holding doctorates and terminal degrees
- 15:1 Student / Faculty Ratio
- 600 Undergraduate Enrollment
- $18,126 on campus cost ($10,780 off campus)