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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your mind and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer. Choosing an institution is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The majority of students and parents choose a school a lot of times because of financial reasons. Some choose because we don't want to be far from home. I hope you take this thought into consideration. Choose a school on the strength of it's ability to get you where you want to go in life. I say this because there is a prevailing thought that the ice is colder from someone else's refrigerator. This fallacy is further from the truth than people realize. Statistics show from the 2010 Department of Education that over 40 % of African Americans that received Bachelor Degrees came from HBCUs. Over 70% of African American Doctors and Dentist come from HBCU's. Over 50% of African American Engineers come from HBCUs. Now take this thought with you. HBCUs only make up only 3% of Colleges and Universities in this country. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. HBCUs give a sense of belonging, self pride and the thought of experimenting and failure is just a learning experience of something not to do again and try another approach to get the answer. The College Hour recognizes that HBCU's are not for everyone. If you are thinking about going to College, GO TO COLLEGE. It is one of the greatest experience that you will have in your life.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!

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     Voorhees College

Undeterred and envisioning a better future for blacks through education, Elizabeth Evelyn Wright at the age of 23 founded Denmark Industrial School in 1897, modeling it after Tuskegee. New Jersey philanthropist Ralph Voorhees and his wife donated $5,000 to buy the land and build the first building, allowing the school to open in 1902 with Wright as principal. It was the only high school for blacks in the area. New Jersey philanthropist Ralph Voorhees and his wife donated $5,000 to buy the land and build the first building, allowing the school to open in 1902 with Wright as principal.

In 1924 the American Church Institutes for Negroes, which was part of the Episcopal Church, agreed to support the school. It was the beginning of a long relationship between the school and the church, an affiliation that continues today.

In 1947, the school became Voorhees School and Junior College. In 1962, it was accredited as a four-year Voorhees College. The school is the first historically black college or university (HBCU) in South Carolina to become accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Voorhees offers degrees in accounting, biology, business administration, criminal justice, computer science, sociology, english, health and recreation, mathematics, mass communication, and organizational management. It also offers training courses in cyber security education based on a partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and which involves summer internships for students at the NNSA.

Academia:                                                                                                   Athletics
Division of Arts and Sciences                                                 Men's Sports                     Women's Sports
Division of Business                                                               Baseball                             Softball
Division of Education                                                            Basketball                          Basketball
Division of General Studies                                                    Cross Country                   Cross Country
                                                                                             Track and Field                 Track and Field

Voorhees College Home Page Link Below:
VC website

Voorhees College
481 Porter Dr
Denmark, SC 29042
(803) 780-1180

VC Admission Link Below:

Office of Admissions
Voorhees College
P.O. Box 678
Denmark, SC 29042
(803) 780-1030
(866) 237-4570

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