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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY14$1,112,133,042$1,053,265,978
FY13$1,010,446,038$942,313,456
FY12$972,474,048$891,887,177
FY11$1,059,872,721$944,310,489
FY10$1,162,004,977$1,015,168,456
FY09$1,180,136,198$1,020,959,634
FY08$1,196,259,952$1,020,615,071
FY07$1,348,075,368$1,108,998,838
FY06$1,135,886,962$910,771,263
FY05$1,083,318,801$837,002,534
FY04$996,223,101$747,258,269
FY03$1,166,321,071$855,966,271
FY02$1,255,861,527$901,813,375
FY01$1,373,181,090$968,901,747
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Higher Education
19.0%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA$1,171,243,537$1,171,243,537
FY18 Leg$1,171,243,537$1,171,243,537
FY18 Sen$1,205,873,088$1,205,873,088
FY18 SWM$1,205,138,088$1,205,138,088
FY18 Hou$1,176,525,268$1,176,525,268
FY18 HWM$1,172,581,929$1,172,581,929
FY18 Gov$1,173,608,820$1,173,608,820
FY17$1,197,497,683$1,171,272,971

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY14FY15FY16FY17FY18
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$0$0$0$2,555,975$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$0$1,572,565$1,562,077$1,533,585$1,500,000
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center$1,670,336$0$0$0$0
Community Colleges$5,279,450$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$2,306,428$0$0$0
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$316,767$262,094$260,346$0$125,000
State University Collective Bargaining$0$5,819,772$2,425,424$0$0
Community Colleges Collective Bargaining$0$1,520,820$142,827$0$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,850,903$10,833,499$5,415,201$2,760,453$2,700,000
UMass Center at Springfield$0$0$0$511,195$250,000
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$0$0$0$1,000,000
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$739,123$1,031,551$1,249,662$1,192,347$0
Department of Higher Education$3,504,002$2,795,741$3,380,859$4,339,130$3,976,583
Compact for Education$43,619$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$388,040$192,639$382,709$187,353$367,500
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,135,397$1,127,318$1,119,800$1,099,375$1,075,299
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$791,918$786,282$1,041,385$1,073,509$970,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$263,973$209,675$208,277$204,478$194,000
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$3,880,229$4,114,712$4,451,756$4,632,397$4,530,949
Performance Management Set Aside$9,228,479$3,407,223$2,863,808$2,811,572$2,550,000
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$1,583,835$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$4,994,625$2,500,246$4,946,578$4,856,352$4,250,000
Adult College Transition Services$263,973$419,351$260,346$255,597$377,500
Civic Engagement Program$0$78,628$0$0$0
Community College Workforce Grants$1,531,041$995,958$781,039$766,792$750,000
State University Incentive Grants$0$8,438,146$5,790,212$2,533,388$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$1,381,916
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$95,671,826$98,136,158$99,564,465$97,773,765$95,853,324
High Demand Scholarship Program$1,055,890$1,062,005$1,041,385$511,195$500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$4,223,560$4,224,957$5,227,752$5,111,950$5,000,000
University of Massachusetts$469,020,785$503,372,956$536,385,464$519,673,076$513,545,371
Office of Dispute Resolution$580,740$774,488$781,039$766,792$750,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$0$0$897,674$345,568$125,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0$255,597$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$0$0$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$21,117,801$13,809,753$9,476,181$2,756,224$0
Bridgewater State University$41,322,648$40,415,502$41,724,122$43,848,837$43,324,133
Fitchburg State University$27,854,156$27,334,260$27,605,278$28,968,927$28,625,380
Framingham State University$24,763,544$25,802,030$28,375,987$27,937,145$27,801,481
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$413,060$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$15,356,771$15,020,791$13,907,860$16,262,825$16,068,125
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$79,192$77,449$78,104$76,679$75,000
Salem State University$43,078,018$41,377,046$44,349,815$44,063,905$43,538,610
Westfield State University$25,690,062$25,205,245$26,779,360$26,867,129$26,493,748
Worcester State University$24,899,880$24,351,327$26,322,381$26,340,254$26,026,887
Massachusetts College of Art$17,267,455$16,887,412$17,913,419$18,300,119$18,078,201
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$15,558,226$15,215,802$16,185,076$16,710,703$16,358,059
Berkshire Community College$8,897,967$9,894,137$10,630,926$10,841,687$10,804,691
Bristol Community College$15,556,091$18,500,037$19,935,864$20,633,941$20,544,546
Cape Cod Community College$10,808,714$11,059,759$11,735,914$12,112,180$12,061,578
FAA-Certified Airframe and Power Plant Program$0$510,934$1,492,714$0$0
Greenfield Community College$8,797,947$9,975,476$10,271,346$10,418,654$10,474,985
Holyoke Community College$17,800,700$18,892,182$19,478,209$19,515,487$19,489,900
Massachusetts Bay Community College$12,727,503$14,864,666$15,130,254$15,760,066$15,710,410
Massasoit Community College$19,297,530$19,799,778$20,849,156$20,772,551$20,749,702
Mount Wachusett Community College$12,315,615$13,241,639$13,889,395$14,313,641$14,415,792
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0$100,000
Youth Venture$105,589$103,265$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$103,265$0$0$0
Northern Essex Community College$18,327,459$18,703,202$19,497,810$19,569,518$19,494,902
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$0$0$0$2,000,000
North Shore Community College$19,922,657$20,475,473$20,624,272$21,115,059$21,134,295
Quinsigamond Community College$14,944,159$18,654,917$20,329,618$20,467,248$20,472,867
Springfield Technical Community College$23,378,334$23,981,875$24,734,712$24,902,375$24,833,976
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$63,353$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$10,822,707$11,059,656$10,397,673$10,566,854$10,520,818
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$0$0$0$920,151$900,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$559,456$547,143$0$541,706$529,843
Middlesex Community College$19,246,390$20,980,508$22,524,428$23,229,384$23,167,921
Bunker Hill Community College$20,061,675$22,474,733$24,718,741$25,630,511$25,620,531
PACE Initiative$0$0$0$0$100,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,788,034$5,746,847$5,708,522$5,604,398$5,317,214
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$6,704,902$3,931,411$15,349,035$12,698,083$3,637,500
FY14FY15FY16FY17FY18
Mass. STEM Grant Fund$0$0$0$0$0
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$0$0$0$2,555,975$0
Commonwealth Covenant Fund Transfer$0$0$0$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$0$1,572,565$1,562,077$1,533,585$1,500,000
Commonwealth Covenant Fund$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
State and Community College Capital Projects$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Campus Facility Capital Projects$0$0$0$0$0
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center$1,670,336$0$0$0$0
KERR MILL PROJECT IN FALL RIVER$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Nanotech$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community Colleges$5,279,450$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$2,306,428$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$316,767$262,094$260,346$0$125,000
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1067$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$5,819,772$2,425,424$0$0
Community Colleges Collective Bargaining$0$1,520,820$142,827$0$0
UMass Star Store$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Science Facility$0$0$0$0$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,850,903$10,833,499$5,415,201$2,760,453$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Center at Springfield$0$0$0$511,195$250,000
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$0$0$0$1,000,000
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$739,123$1,031,551$1,249,662$1,192,347$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$3,504,002$2,795,741$3,380,859$4,339,130$3,976,583
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$43,619$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$388,040$192,639$382,709$187,353$367,500
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$0$0$0$0
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,135,397$1,127,318$1,119,800$1,099,375$1,075,299
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$791,918$786,282$1,041,385$1,073,509$970,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$263,973$209,675$208,277$204,478$194,000
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$3,880,229$4,114,712$4,451,756$4,632,397$4,530,949
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$9,228,479$3,407,223$2,863,808$2,811,572$2,550,000
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$1,583,835$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$4,994,625$2,500,246$4,946,578$4,856,352$4,250,000
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$263,973$419,351$260,346$255,597$377,500
Rapid Response Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$78,628$0$0$0
National Guard Fee Waivers$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Consultant$0$0$0$0$0
Public Matching Grants for Private Funds$0$0$0$0$0
Mass. Space Grant Consortium$0$0$0$0$0
Private Fundraising by Public Higher Education$0$0$0$0$0
Endowment Incentive Fund$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Workforce Grants$1,531,041$995,958$781,039$766,792$750,000
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$0$8,438,146$5,790,212$2,533,388$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$1,381,916
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$95,671,826$98,136,158$99,564,465$97,773,765$95,853,324
High Demand Scholarship Program$1,055,890$1,062,005$1,041,385$511,195$500,000
Library Materials$0$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$4,223,560$4,224,957$5,227,752$5,111,950$5,000,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Med. Workforce Training$0$0$0$0$0
Tomorrow's Teachers Program$0$0$0$0$0
BSC Deferred Maintenance Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
University of Massachusetts$469,020,785$503,372,956$536,385,464$519,673,076$513,545,371
Presidential Debate Security$0$0$0$0$0
Winter Moth Worm Study at UMass$0$0$0$0$0
Endowment Incentive Program$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Endowment Program$0$0$0$0$0
Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management$0$0$0$0$0
Commonwealth College Honors Program$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Biomedical Institute$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Tuition Reimbursement$0$0$0$0$0
Office of Dispute Resolution$580,740$774,488$781,039$766,792$750,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$0$0$897,674$345,568$125,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0$255,597$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$0$0$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$21,117,801$13,809,753$9,476,181$2,756,224$0
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$41,322,648$40,415,502$41,724,122$43,848,837$43,324,133
Fitchburg State University$27,854,156$27,334,260$27,605,278$28,968,927$28,625,380
Framingham State University$24,763,544$25,802,030$28,375,987$27,937,145$27,801,481
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$413,060$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$15,356,771$15,020,791$13,907,860$16,262,825$16,068,125
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$79,192$77,449$78,104$76,679$75,000
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$43,078,018$41,377,046$44,349,815$44,063,905$43,538,610
Salem State College - GTE/Sylvania Property Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Salem State College Aquaculture Program$0$0$0$0$0
Salem State Second-Degree Nursing Program$0$0$0$0$0
Westfield State University$25,690,062$25,205,245$26,779,360$26,867,129$26,493,748
Worcester State University$24,899,880$24,351,327$26,322,381$26,340,254$26,026,887
Worcester State College Latino Education Institute$0$0$0$0$0
Rockwood Field Improvements$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester State Matching Grant$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts College of Art$17,267,455$16,887,412$17,913,419$18,300,119$18,078,201
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$15,558,226$15,215,802$16,185,076$16,710,703$16,358,059
Berkshire Community College$8,897,967$9,894,137$10,630,926$10,841,687$10,804,691
Bristol Community College$15,556,091$18,500,037$19,935,864$20,633,941$20,544,546
Cape Cod Community College$10,808,714$11,059,759$11,735,914$12,112,180$12,061,578
Envir. Tech., Educ. and Job Training Partnership$0$0$0$0$0
FAA-Certified Airframe and Power Plant Program$0$510,934$1,492,714$0$0
Greenfield Community College$8,797,947$9,975,476$10,271,346$10,418,654$10,474,985
Holyoke Community College$17,800,700$18,892,182$19,478,209$19,515,487$19,489,900
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$12,727,503$14,864,666$15,130,254$15,760,066$15,710,410
Massasoit Community College$19,297,530$19,799,778$20,849,156$20,772,551$20,749,702
Mount Wachusett Community College$12,315,615$13,241,639$13,889,395$14,313,641$14,415,792
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0$100,000
Field Maintenance$0$0$0$0$0
Youth Venture$105,589$103,265$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$103,265$0$0$0
Mt. Wachusett Community College Renewable Energy$0$0$0$0$0
Northern Essex Community College$18,327,459$18,703,202$19,497,810$19,569,518$19,494,902
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$0$0$0$2,000,000
North Shore Community College$19,922,657$20,475,473$20,624,272$21,115,059$21,134,295
North Shore Community College Public Policy Institute$0$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Essex Agricultural Institute$0$0$0$0$0
Quinsigamond Community College$14,944,159$18,654,917$20,329,618$20,467,248$20,472,867
Springfield Technical Community College$23,378,334$23,981,875$24,734,712$24,902,375$24,833,976
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$63,353$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$10,822,707$11,059,656$10,397,673$10,566,854$10,520,818
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$0$0$0$920,151$900,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$559,456$547,143$0$541,706$529,843
Roxbury Community College Technology Upgrades$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College Information Technology$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Community College$19,246,390$20,980,508$22,524,428$23,229,384$23,167,921
Bunker Hill Community College$20,061,675$22,474,733$24,718,741$25,630,511$25,620,531
PACE Initiative$0$0$0$0$100,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,788,034$5,746,847$5,708,522$5,604,398$5,317,214
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$6,704,902$3,931,411$15,349,035$12,698,083$3,637,500