1951 Yunnan Financial Cadres Training School was established
1981 With the approval of the Ministry of Education, the school was upgraded and renamed as Yunnan Finance and Trade College. Since then the college has dedicated to full-time undergraduate education.
1995 The college was approved as one of the key provincial institutions of higher learning
1997 The college successfully passed the Undergraduate Teaching Quality Assessment conducted by the Ministry of Education.
1998 Yunnan Cadre School of Economics and Administration was integrated into the college.
2003 The college became the first experimental unit of higher education reform in Yunnan Province .
2006 With the approval of the Ministry of Education, Yunnan Finance and Trade College was officially renamed as Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE).
2006 YUFE successfully passed the Undergraduate Teaching Quality Level Assessment with the recognition of “excellence”.
2009 Approved by the Ministry of Education, the university’s doctoral degree programs are currently under construction.