Founded in 1897 by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright-Menafee, who was barely older than some of today's students, Voorhees College has a rich history and a bright future. We're a fully accredited historically black liberal arts college that offers degrees in 12 disciplines – a number that's growing as we grow. Through our long-standing affiliation with the Episcopal Church, Voorhees focuses on developing students spiritually as well as intellectually.
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.