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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY14$1,139,493,205$1,053,265,978
FY13$1,035,269,440$942,313,456
FY12$996,383,547$891,887,177
FY11$1,085,931,027$944,310,489
FY10$1,190,574,332$1,015,168,456
FY09$1,209,151,333$1,020,959,634
FY08$1,225,671,509$1,020,615,071
FY07$1,381,219,498$1,108,998,838
FY06$1,163,814,173$910,771,263
FY05$1,109,953,558$837,002,534
FY04$1,020,716,500$747,258,269
FY03$1,194,996,543$855,966,271
FY02$1,286,738,464$901,813,375
FY01$1,406,942,476$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
FY19 GAA$1,218,986,287$1,218,986,287
FY19 Leg$1,218,986,287$1,218,986,287
FY19 Sen$1,195,345,735$1,195,345,735
FY19 SWM$1,191,875,150$1,191,875,150
FY19 Hou$1,192,752,205$1,192,752,205
FY19 HWM$1,187,467,780$1,187,467,780
FY19 Gov$1,190,688,612$1,190,688,612
FY18$1,202,477,936$1,173,683,958

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY18FY19 GovFY19 HouFY19 SenFY19 GAA
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,536,799$2,000,000$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$128,067$0$425,000$250,000$550,000
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,766,239$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000
UMass Center at Springfield$256,133$0$250,000$0$250,000
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$1,024,533$0$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$0$0$150,000$0$350,000
Department of Higher Education$4,074,140$1,998,328$2,914,768$3,698,328$4,698,328
New England Board of Higher Education$376,516$183,825$368,250$0$368,250
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$0$750,000$700,000$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,101,679$1,299,000$1,299,000$1,299,000$1,299,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$993,797$970,000$2,000,000$961,112$2,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$198,759$0$200,000$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,642,107$5,476,319$5,476,319$5,476,319$5,476,319
Performance Management Set Aside$2,612,559$4,009,772$0$2,550,000$2,550,000
STEM Starter Academy$4,354,265$4,250,000$4,750,000$0$4,750,000
Adult College Transition Services$386,761$377,500$250,000$625,260$635,000
SARA Implementation$0$180,000$0$180,000$180,000
Community College Workforce Grants$768,400$0$0$750,000$0
State University Incentive Grants$0$2,502,688$2,502,688$0$2,502,688
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$1,415,819$1,381,916$1,581,916$1,700,000$1,700,000
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$98,204,893$93,851,727$103,186,798$95,791,449$103,386,798
High Demand Scholarship Program$512,266$9,660,070$500,000$500,000$500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,122,665$5,000,000$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000
University of Massachusetts$526,144,175$518,667,080$518,917,080$518,917,080$519,167,080
Office of Dispute Resolution$768,400$0$750,000$990,000$990,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$128,067$0$0$400,000$400,000
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$2,049,066$2,000,000$2,000,000$0$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$0$2,750,638$2,750,637$0$2,750,637
Bridgewater State University$44,954,426$43,877,969$43,877,968$45,419,315$45,419,315
Fitchburg State University$29,391,232$28,687,444$28,687,443$29,716,715$29,716,715
Framingham State University$28,453,707$27,772,368$27,772,368$29,549,574$29,549,574
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$16,508,006$16,112,713$16,112,713$16,606,786$16,606,786
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$76,840$0$0$75,000$75,000
Salem State University$44,577,479$43,510,047$43,510,047$45,065,969$45,065,969
Westfield State University$27,546,581$26,886,963$26,911,963$27,909,964$27,909,964
Worcester State University$26,709,550$26,069,975$26,069,976$27,002,331$27,002,331
Massachusetts College of Art$18,521,713$18,078,201$18,078,201$18,711,090$18,711,090
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$16,759,371$16,358,059$16,358,059$16,929,177$16,929,177
Berkshire Community College$11,112,093$10,846,008$10,846,008$11,166,278$11,166,278
Bristol Community College$21,002,006$20,499,101$20,499,102$21,066,052$21,066,052
Cape Cod Community College$12,290,890$11,996,578$11,996,578$12,334,423$12,334,423
Greenfield Community College$10,731,855$10,399,876$10,474,876$10,677,428$10,752,428
Holyoke Community College$20,404,315$19,915,723$19,915,723$20,574,409$20,574,409
Massachusetts Bay Community College$15,397,934$15,029,222$15,029,222$15,501,975$15,501,975
Massasoit Community College$21,275,017$20,765,575$20,765,575$21,479,041$21,479,041
Mount Wachusett Community College$14,786,104$14,282,043$14,432,043$14,806,353$14,956,353
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$102,453$0$100,000$150,000$150,000
Northern Essex Community College$19,954,125$19,476,314$19,476,313$20,038,735$20,038,735
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$2,049,066$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College$21,940,461$21,365,085$21,415,085$22,074,026$22,124,026
Quinsigamond Community College$21,056,174$20,551,973$20,551,973$21,315,027$21,315,027
Springfield Technical Community College$25,453,644$24,844,143$24,844,143$25,614,244$25,614,244
Roxbury Community College$10,884,399$10,623,767$10,623,766$10,960,216$10,960,216
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$922,080$925,000$925,000$925,000$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$542,842$529,843$529,843$529,843$529,843
Middlesex Community College$23,646,101$23,079,881$23,079,882$23,792,018$23,792,018
Bunker Hill Community College$26,584,513$25,947,932$25,947,933$26,868,252$26,868,252
PACE Initiative$102,453$0$200,000$0$200,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,447,661$5,317,214$5,317,214$5,317,214$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$0$1,000,000$1,000,000
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$3,726,739$7,680,732$7,680,732$7,680,732$7,680,732
FY18FY19 GovFY19 HouFY19 SenFY19 GAA
Mass. STEM Grant Fund$0$0$0$0$0
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$0$0$0$0$0
Commonwealth Covenant Fund Transfer$0$0$0$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,536,799$2,000,000$1,500,000$1,500,000$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$0$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$0$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$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 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$128,067$0$425,000$250,000$550,000
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$0$0$0$0
Community Colleges Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Star Store$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Science Facility$0$0$0$0$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,766,239$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Center at Springfield$256,133$0$250,000$0$250,000
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$1,024,533$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$0$0$150,000$0$350,000
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$4,074,140$1,998,328$2,914,768$3,698,328$4,698,328
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$376,516$183,825$368,250$0$368,250
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$0$750,000$700,000$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,101,679$1,299,000$1,299,000$1,299,000$1,299,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$993,797$970,000$2,000,000$961,112$2,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$198,759$0$200,000$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,642,107$5,476,319$5,476,319$5,476,319$5,476,319
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,612,559$4,009,772$0$2,550,000$2,550,000
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$4,354,265$4,250,000$4,750,000$0$4,750,000
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$386,761$377,500$250,000$625,260$635,000
Rapid Response Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$0$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
SARA Implementation$0$180,000$0$180,000$180,000
Community College Workforce Grants$768,400$0$0$750,000$0
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$0$2,502,688$2,502,688$0$2,502,688
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$1,415,819$1,381,916$1,581,916$1,700,000$1,700,000
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$98,204,893$93,851,727$103,186,798$95,791,449$103,386,798
High Demand Scholarship Program$512,266$9,660,070$500,000$500,000$500,000
Library Materials$0$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,122,665$5,000,000$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000
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$526,144,175$518,667,080$518,917,080$518,917,080$519,167,080
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$768,400$0$750,000$990,000$990,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$128,067$0$0$400,000$400,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$2,049,066$2,000,000$2,000,000$0$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$0$2,750,638$2,750,637$0$2,750,637
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$44,954,426$43,877,969$43,877,968$45,419,315$45,419,315
Fitchburg State University$29,391,232$28,687,444$28,687,443$29,716,715$29,716,715
Framingham State University$28,453,707$27,772,368$27,772,368$29,549,574$29,549,574
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$16,508,006$16,112,713$16,112,713$16,606,786$16,606,786
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$76,840$0$0$75,000$75,000
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$44,577,479$43,510,047$43,510,047$45,065,969$45,065,969
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$27,546,581$26,886,963$26,911,963$27,909,964$27,909,964
Worcester State University$26,709,550$26,069,975$26,069,976$27,002,331$27,002,331
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$18,521,713$18,078,201$18,078,201$18,711,090$18,711,090
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$16,759,371$16,358,059$16,358,059$16,929,177$16,929,177
Berkshire Community College$11,112,093$10,846,008$10,846,008$11,166,278$11,166,278
Bristol Community College$21,002,006$20,499,101$20,499,102$21,066,052$21,066,052
Cape Cod Community College$12,290,890$11,996,578$11,996,578$12,334,423$12,334,423
Envir. Tech., Educ. and Job Training Partnership$0$0$0$0$0
FAA-Certified Airframe and Power Plant Program$0$0$0$0$0
Greenfield Community College$10,731,855$10,399,876$10,474,876$10,677,428$10,752,428
Holyoke Community College$20,404,315$19,915,723$19,915,723$20,574,409$20,574,409
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$15,397,934$15,029,222$15,029,222$15,501,975$15,501,975
Massasoit Community College$21,275,017$20,765,575$20,765,575$21,479,041$21,479,041
Mount Wachusett Community College$14,786,104$14,282,043$14,432,043$14,806,353$14,956,353
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$102,453$0$100,000$150,000$150,000
Field Maintenance$0$0$0$0$0
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$0$0$0$0
Mt. Wachusett Community College Renewable Energy$0$0$0$0$0
Northern Essex Community College$19,954,125$19,476,314$19,476,313$20,038,735$20,038,735
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$2,049,066$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College$21,940,461$21,365,085$21,415,085$22,074,026$22,124,026
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$21,056,174$20,551,973$20,551,973$21,315,027$21,315,027
Springfield Technical Community College$25,453,644$24,844,143$24,844,143$25,614,244$25,614,244
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$10,884,399$10,623,767$10,623,766$10,960,216$10,960,216
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$922,080$925,000$925,000$925,000$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$542,842$529,843$529,843$529,843$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$23,646,101$23,079,881$23,079,882$23,792,018$23,792,018
Bunker Hill Community College$26,584,513$25,947,932$25,947,933$26,868,252$26,868,252
PACE Initiative$102,453$0$200,000$0$200,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,447,661$5,317,214$5,317,214$5,317,214$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$0$1,000,000$1,000,000
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$3,726,739$7,680,732$7,680,732$7,680,732$7,680,732