วิทยาลัยเชียงราย Approved to establish by the Ministry of Universities on July 18, 2003, allowing the management of bachelor's degree under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. According to the Private Higher Education Institution Act (No. 2) B.E. 2535
วิทยาลัยเชียงราย was established Based on the concept of Dr. In Chancharoen, who is determined to create opportunities and develop educational foundations. for the people of Chiang Rai and people in the Mekong Sub-region therefore requested to establish a college by requesting to be established in the name "Mongrai College" but not approved. because it was the name of the Lanna king in the past therefore asked for approval in the name "Krungthon Chiang Rai College" later in the year 2547 requested approval to change the name to " วิทยาลัยเชียงราย " in accordance with the philosophy of the college that is committed to developing human resources in Chiang Rai and the Mekong Sub-region.