Promoted to senior college status on July 16, 1990
As MCU started out as a commercial college, the original three-year day school consisted of Banking and Insurance, Accounting and Statistics, and International Trade and Business Administration programs. In 1960, Secretarial Science was added and Ming Chuan became part of the national junior college joint entrance examination program. The former four departments were formed into an evening program added in 1963. In 1964, the day school added a Commercial Mathematics department and Secretarial Science was added to the evening program. A five-year program, for junior high school graduates, was established in the same year, and had grown from 300 to 1400 students enrolled. The emphasis at Ming Chuan is on maintaining strict standards, encouraging keen effort in teaching, producing well-rounded students, matching instruction in theory with experience in application, and stressing both the humanities and technology. The Ministry of Education of the ROC promoted Ming Chuan to senior college status on July 16, 1990.