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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY20 Current$1,314,625,647$1,314,625,647
FY19 Final$1,254,335,597$1,225,337,637
FY18$1,228,176,075$1,172,408,867
FY17$1,254,572,608$1,171,272,971
FY16$1,278,319,627$1,171,705,452
FY15$1,220,910,911$1,111,617,774
FY14$1,165,111,076$1,053,265,978
FY13$1,058,544,171$942,313,456
FY12$1,018,784,053$891,887,177
FY11$1,110,344,723$944,310,489
FY10$1,217,340,599$1,015,168,456
FY09$1,151,146,208$950,610,942
FY08$1,253,226,824$1,020,615,071
FY07$1,412,271,813$1,108,998,838
FY06$1,189,978,823$910,771,263
FY05$1,134,907,324$837,002,534
FY04$1,043,664,055$747,258,269
FY03$1,221,862,229$855,966,271
FY02$1,315,666,675$901,813,375
FY01$1,438,573,090$968,901,747
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Higher Education
4.9%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY20 GAA$1,286,878,781$1,286,878,781
FY20 Leg$1,286,878,781$1,286,878,781
FY20 Sen$1,270,689,782$1,270,689,782
FY20 SWM$1,269,539,782$1,269,539,782
FY20 Hou$1,276,714,099$1,276,714,099
FY20 HWM$1,274,564,099$1,274,564,099
FY20 Gov$1,370,610,580$1,370,610,580

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY20 SWMFY20 SenFY20 LegFY20 GAAFY20 Current
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$0$0$250,000$250,000$262,900
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000
UMass Center at Springfield$0$0$250,000$250,000$250,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$350,000$350,000$350,000$350,000$350,000
Department of Higher Education$3,737,171$3,887,171$4,937,171$4,937,171$4,937,171
New England Board of Higher Education$368,250$368,250$368,250$368,250$678,250
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000$2,950,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,376,000$1,376,000$1,376,000$1,376,000$1,376,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$6,511,015$6,511,015$6,511,015$6,511,015$7,732,433
Performance Management Set Aside$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157
STEM Starter Academy$0$0$4,750,000$4,750,000$4,750,000
Adult College Transition Services$0$0$500,000$500,000$500,000
Public Matching Grants for Private Funds$0$0$0$0$10,000,000
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$0$0$0$0$5,000,000
SARA Implementation$0$0$0$0$50,000
State University Incentive Grants$2,862,397$2,862,397$5,486,933$2,624,536$2,624,536
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$2,002,977$2,002,977$2,002,977$2,002,977$2,002,977
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$103,747,934$104,147,934$105,600,000$105,600,000$105,600,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$500,000$500,000$500,000$500,000$1,000,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000
University of Massachusetts$558,044,794$558,044,794$558,044,794$558,044,794$558,044,794
Office of Dispute Resolution$1,090,000$1,090,000$1,090,000$1,090,000$1,090,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$400,000$400,000$400,000$400,000$400,000
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$2,624,536$2,624,536$5,486,933$2,862,397$2,862,397
Bridgewater State University$47,903,838$47,903,838$47,903,838$48,363,765$48,363,765
Fitchburg State University$30,951,812$31,051,812$31,051,812$31,357,985$31,357,985
Framingham State University$30,790,290$30,790,290$30,790,290$31,091,005$31,091,005
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$17,325,873$17,325,873$17,325,873$17,495,657$17,495,657
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$0$50,000$50,000$50,000$50,000
Salem State University$46,858,660$46,858,660$46,858,660$47,321,743$47,321,743
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$0$200,000$200,000$200,000$200,000
Westfield State University$28,982,839$29,032,839$29,032,839$29,315,559$29,315,559
Worcester State University$28,097,226$28,097,226$28,097,226$28,374,744$28,624,744
Massachusetts College of Art$19,476,925$19,476,925$19,476,925$19,665,615$19,665,615
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$18,159,432$18,159,432$18,159,432$18,335,358$18,335,358
Berkshire Community College$11,442,346$11,442,346$11,442,346$11,556,529$11,556,529
Bristol Community College$21,844,409$21,844,409$21,944,409$22,161,655$22,161,655
Cape Cod Community College$12,679,666$12,679,666$12,679,666$12,807,962$12,907,962
Greenfield Community College$11,024,798$11,024,798$11,024,798$11,134,180$11,134,180
Holyoke Community College$21,210,578$21,210,578$21,210,578$21,422,339$21,422,339
Massachusetts Bay Community College$16,470,874$16,470,874$16,470,874$16,638,067$16,638,067
Massasoit Community College$22,143,811$22,143,811$22,143,811$22,366,290$22,366,290
Mount Wachusett Community College$15,117,004$15,217,004$15,367,004$15,518,876$15,618,876
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$150,000$150,000$150,000$150,000$150,000
Northern Essex Community College$20,738,002$20,738,002$20,738,002$20,944,234$20,944,234
North Shore Community College$22,896,302$22,896,302$22,896,302$23,122,174$23,122,174
Quinsigamond Community College$21,869,201$21,869,201$21,869,201$22,087,112$22,087,112
Springfield Technical Community College$26,282,741$26,282,741$26,282,741$26,544,959$26,544,959
Roxbury Community College$11,219,754$11,219,754$11,219,754$11,330,437$11,330,437
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$925,000$925,000$925,000$925,000$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$529,843$529,843$529,843$529,843$529,843
Middlesex Community College$24,496,398$24,596,398$24,596,398$24,840,828$24,840,828
Bunker Hill Community College$27,636,970$27,636,970$27,636,970$27,909,609$27,909,609
PACE Initiative$0$0$200,000$200,000$200,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,317,214$5,317,214$5,317,214$5,317,214$5,317,214
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$7,680,745$7,680,745$7,680,745$7,680,745$16,383,293
FY20 SWMFY20 SenFY20 LegFY20 GAAFY20 Current
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$1,500,000$1,500,000$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$0$0$250,000$250,000$262,900
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$2,700,000$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$0$0$250,000$250,000$250,000
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$350,000$350,000$350,000$350,000$350,000
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$3,737,171$3,887,171$4,937,171$4,937,171$4,937,171
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$368,250$368,250$368,250$368,250$678,250
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000$2,950,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,376,000$1,376,000$1,376,000$1,376,000$1,376,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$0$0$0$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$6,511,015$6,511,015$6,511,015$6,511,015$7,732,433
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$0$0$4,750,000$4,750,000$4,750,000
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$0$0$500,000$500,000$500,000
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$10,000,000
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$0$0$0$0$5,000,000
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$0$0$0$50,000
Community College Workforce Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$2,862,397$2,862,397$5,486,933$2,624,536$2,624,536
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$2,002,977$2,002,977$2,002,977$2,002,977$2,002,977
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$103,747,934$104,147,934$105,600,000$105,600,000$105,600,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$500,000$500,000$500,000$500,000$1,000,000
Library Materials$0$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Med. Workforce Training$0$0$0$0$0
Tomorrows Teachers Program$0$0$0$0$0
BSC Deferred Maintenance Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
University of Massachusetts$558,044,794$558,044,794$558,044,794$558,044,794$558,044,794
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$1,090,000$1,090,000$1,090,000$1,090,000$1,090,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$400,000$400,000$400,000$400,000$400,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$2,624,536$2,624,536$5,486,933$2,862,397$2,862,397
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$47,903,838$47,903,838$47,903,838$48,363,765$48,363,765
Fitchburg State University$30,951,812$31,051,812$31,051,812$31,357,985$31,357,985
Framingham State University$30,790,290$30,790,290$30,790,290$31,091,005$31,091,005
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$17,325,873$17,325,873$17,325,873$17,495,657$17,495,657
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$0$50,000$50,000$50,000$50,000
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$46,858,660$46,858,660$46,858,660$47,321,743$47,321,743
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
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$0$200,000$200,000$200,000$200,000
Westfield State University$28,982,839$29,032,839$29,032,839$29,315,559$29,315,559
Worcester State University$28,097,226$28,097,226$28,097,226$28,374,744$28,624,744
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$19,476,925$19,476,925$19,476,925$19,665,615$19,665,615
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$18,159,432$18,159,432$18,159,432$18,335,358$18,335,358
Berkshire Community College$11,442,346$11,442,346$11,442,346$11,556,529$11,556,529
Bristol Community College$21,844,409$21,844,409$21,944,409$22,161,655$22,161,655
Cape Cod Community College$12,679,666$12,679,666$12,679,666$12,807,962$12,907,962
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$11,024,798$11,024,798$11,024,798$11,134,180$11,134,180
Holyoke Community College$21,210,578$21,210,578$21,210,578$21,422,339$21,422,339
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$16,470,874$16,470,874$16,470,874$16,638,067$16,638,067
Massasoit Community College$22,143,811$22,143,811$22,143,811$22,366,290$22,366,290
Mount Wachusett Community College$15,117,004$15,217,004$15,367,004$15,518,876$15,618,876
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$150,000$150,000$150,000$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$20,738,002$20,738,002$20,738,002$20,944,234$20,944,234
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College$22,896,302$22,896,302$22,896,302$23,122,174$23,122,174
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$21,869,201$21,869,201$21,869,201$22,087,112$22,087,112
Springfield Technical Community College$26,282,741$26,282,741$26,282,741$26,544,959$26,544,959
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$11,219,754$11,219,754$11,219,754$11,330,437$11,330,437
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$925,000$925,000$925,000$925,000$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$529,843$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$24,496,398$24,596,398$24,596,398$24,840,828$24,840,828
Bunker Hill Community College$27,636,970$27,636,970$27,636,970$27,909,609$27,909,609
PACE Initiative$0$0$200,000$200,000$200,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,317,214$5,317,214$5,317,214$5,317,214$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$0$0$0
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$7,680,745$7,680,745$7,680,745$7,680,745$16,383,293
College Affordability and Success Trust Fund$0$0$0$0$0