Voorhees College

Voorhees College

Voorhees College, which was founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright Menafee in 1897, was originally known as the Denmark Industrial School. The name was changed to Voorhees Industrial Institute for Colored Youths in 1904, and again to Voorhees School and Junior College in 1947. In 1962, it was christened Voorhees College. The 365 acre college campus is in Denmark, South Carolina. This historically black college is affiliated with the Episcopal Church.

Voorhees College offers degree programs in business administration, sociology, English, criminal justice, mathematics, health and recreation, organizational management, computer science, and mass communication. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Division of Arts & Sciences
  • Division of Business & Professional Studies
  • Division of General Studies

The athletics department of Voorhees College fields teams in baseball, cross country, basketball, track and field, softball, and volleyball. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I, and the Association of Independent Institutions. The teams are known as the Tigers.

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Contacting Voorhees College

Voorhees College
481 Porter Drive
Denmark , SC 29042
General Phone: (803) 780-1234

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Voorhees College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management67business management, business administration, accounting
Liberal Arts12English, sociology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10health and physical education
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and administration
Media7mass communication
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Voorhees College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12411

Voorhees College Student Body

Voorhees College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Voorhees College had a total enrollment of 587 students (618 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 1%
Black 94%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 28%
20-21 28%
22-24 19%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina77%
(International Students)7%
North Carolina1%
New York1%
New Jersey1%

Voorhees College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 38 %

Voorhees College Room and Board (2007)

Voorhees College offers campus housing for 450 of its 618 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Denmark, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Voorhees College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Voorhees College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,034
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,034
Room and board $ 5,796
Room charge $ 2,650
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,046
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 250

Financial Aid:
Voorhees College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 345500)

Voorhees College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2112

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$64,6003$58,333

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$49,0580*
Assistant professoracademic year13$40,6058$37,146
Instructoracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year18$42,1699$35,877

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Voorhees College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports141024

Voorhees College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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