Voorhees College Demographics & Diversity

Denmark, South Carolina

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Voorhees College are almost exclusively Black with a small Hispanic population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 99% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Voorhees College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Voorhees College students
Race Percent of Students
White 1%
Black 94%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 32% more female students than male students enrolled at Voorhees College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Voorhees College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Voorhees College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Voorhees College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 212
Women 279

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Voorhees College serves a low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 70 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Voorhees College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 70%
Out of State 28%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,441 per year

91% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 10.4%
Part time Undergrads 2.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218919 IPEDS survey data for Voorhees College.