In 1961, the Feng Chia College of Engineering and Business was established on Guanyin Mountain in Beitun District of Taichung City. Two years later it was moved to its present location in Xitun District. University status was granted in 1980 and the name changed to Feng Chia University. For over 50 years, Feng Chia University has steadily increased in size and scope.
The long-term vision for Feng Chia University is to establish itself as a prestigious Asia Pacific university characterized by excellence in education and breakthrough research. Feng Chia University, furthermore, strives to cultivate the next generation of leaders by maintaining a broad world-view and equipping students with professional knowledge and skills, and an appreciation for the arts and humanities.
In 2012, Feng Chia University was ranked among the top 100 global "emerging" universities in a survey published in the UK's The Times Higher Education Supplement. This survey was based on 13 performance indicators, including academic prestige, educational quality, research projects, internationalization efforts and industry-academia collaborations. In 2013, Feng Chia University was listed among Asia's top 100 universities by the same publication in its inaugural Asia University Rankings.