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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY19$1,226,887,383$1,226,887,383
FY18$1,201,171,564$1,172,408,867
FY17$1,226,987,703$1,171,272,971
FY16$1,250,212,584$1,171,705,452
FY15$1,194,066,142$1,111,617,774
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
0.1%

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$1,201,171,564$1,172,408,867

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY15FY16FY17FY18FY19
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$0$0$2,618,919$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,611,255$1,600,504$1,571,352$1,536,799$1,500,000
UMass Collective Bargaining Reserve$2,363,173$0$0$0$0
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$268,542$266,751$0$128,067$550,000
State University Collective Bargaining$5,962,957$2,485,088$0$0$0
Community Colleges Collective Bargaining$1,558,237$146,340$0$0$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$11,100,037$5,548,413$2,828,433$2,766,239$2,700,000
UMass Center at Springfield$0$0$523,784$256,133$250,000
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$0$0$1,024,533$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$0$0$0$0$350,000
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$1,056,930$1,280,403$1,221,710$0$0
Department of Higher Education$2,864,525$3,464,027$4,445,987$3,997,301$4,773,328
New England Board of Higher Education$197,379$392,123$191,967$376,516$368,250
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$0$0$0$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,155,054$1,147,347$1,126,448$1,101,679$1,299,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$805,627$1,067,002$1,099,946$993,797$2,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$214,834$213,400$209,514$198,759$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,215,946$4,561,267$4,746,476$4,642,107$6,181,714
Performance Management Set Aside$3,491,052$2,934,257$2,880,811$2,612,559$2,550,000
STEM Starter Academy$2,561,759$5,068,262$4,975,946$4,354,265$4,750,000
Adult College Transition Services$429,668$266,751$261,892$386,761$635,000
Civic Engagement Program$80,563$0$0$0$0
SARA Implementation$0$0$0$0$180,000
Community College Workforce Grants$1,020,461$800,252$785,676$768,400$0
State University Incentive Grants$8,645,751$5,932,649$2,595,776$0$2,502,688
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$1,415,819$1,700,000
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$100,550,616$102,013,710$100,181,577$98,204,893$103,386,798
High Demand Scholarship Program$1,088,134$1,067,002$523,784$512,266$500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$4,328,904$5,356,352$5,237,838$5,122,665$5,500,000
University of Massachusetts$515,757,513$549,580,327$532,470,737$526,144,175$519,167,080
Office of Dispute Resolution$793,543$800,252$785,676$768,400$990,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$0$919,756$354,078$128,067$400,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$261,892$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$0$2,049,066$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$14,149,517$9,709,291$2,824,100$0$2,750,637
Bridgewater State University$41,409,850$42,750,518$44,928,674$44,954,426$45,419,315
Fitchburg State University$28,006,769$28,284,357$29,682,326$29,391,232$29,716,715
Framingham State University$26,436,841$29,074,025$28,625,136$28,453,707$29,549,574
MetroWest College Planning Center$423,223$0$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$15,390,350$14,249,988$16,663,320$16,508,006$16,606,786
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$79,354$80,025$78,568$76,840$75,000
Salem State University$42,395,051$45,440,803$45,149,039$44,577,479$45,065,969
Westfield State University$25,825,374$27,438,122$27,528,769$27,546,581$27,909,964
Worcester State University$24,950,447$26,969,900$26,988,919$26,709,550$27,002,331
Massachusetts College of Art$17,302,896$18,354,082$18,750,785$18,521,713$18,711,090
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$15,590,158$16,583,222$17,122,227$16,759,371$16,929,177
Berkshire Community College$10,137,564$10,892,443$11,108,678$11,112,093$11,166,278
Bristol Community College$18,955,197$20,426,278$21,142,080$21,002,006$21,066,052
Cape Cod Community College$11,331,864$12,024,613$12,410,459$12,290,890$12,334,423
FAA-Certified Airframe and Power Plant Program$523,504$1,529,434$0$0$0
Greenfield Community College$10,220,904$10,524,017$10,675,228$10,731,855$10,752,428
Holyoke Community College$19,356,990$19,957,365$19,996,083$20,404,315$20,574,409
Massachusetts Bay Community College$15,230,383$15,502,452$16,148,179$15,397,934$15,501,975
Massasoit Community College$20,286,915$21,362,037$21,284,104$21,275,017$21,479,041
Mount Wachusett Community College$13,567,425$14,231,069$14,666,134$14,786,104$14,956,353
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$102,453$150,000
Youth Venture$105,806$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$105,806$0$0$0$0
Northern Essex Community College$19,163,360$19,977,448$20,051,445$19,954,125$20,038,735
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$0$0$819,533$1,200,091
North Shore Community College$20,979,234$21,131,621$21,635,046$21,940,461$22,124,026
Quinsigamond Community College$19,113,887$20,829,718$20,971,282$21,056,174$21,315,027
Springfield Technical Community College$24,571,904$25,343,176$25,515,630$25,453,644$25,614,244
Roxbury Community College$11,331,759$10,653,452$10,827,077$10,884,399$10,960,216
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$0$0$942,811$922,080$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$560,604$0$555,046$542,842$529,843
Middlesex Community College$21,496,694$23,078,519$23,801,439$23,646,101$23,792,018
Bunker Hill Community College$23,027,682$25,326,812$26,261,697$26,584,513$26,868,252
PACE Initiative$0$0$0$102,453$200,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,888,237$5,848,949$5,742,414$5,447,661$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$0$0$1,000,000
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$4,028,136$15,726,615$13,010,791$3,726,739$13,601,342
FY15FY16FY17FY18FY19
Mass. STEM Grant Fund$0$0$0$0$0
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$0$0$2,618,919$0$0
Commonwealth Covenant Fund Transfer$0$0$0$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,611,255$1,600,504$1,571,352$1,536,799$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$2,363,173$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$268,542$266,751$0$128,067$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$5,962,957$2,485,088$0$0$0
Community Colleges Collective Bargaining$1,558,237$146,340$0$0$0
UMass Star Store$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Science Facility$0$0$0$0$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$11,100,037$5,548,413$2,828,433$2,766,239$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Center at Springfield$0$0$523,784$256,133$250,000
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$0$0$1,024,533$0
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$0$0$0$0$350,000
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$1,056,930$1,280,403$1,221,710$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$2,864,525$3,464,027$4,445,987$3,997,301$4,773,328
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$197,379$392,123$191,967$376,516$368,250
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$0$0$0$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,155,054$1,147,347$1,126,448$1,101,679$1,299,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$805,627$1,067,002$1,099,946$993,797$2,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$214,834$213,400$209,514$198,759$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,215,946$4,561,267$4,746,476$4,642,107$6,181,714
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$3,491,052$2,934,257$2,880,811$2,612,559$2,550,000
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$2,561,759$5,068,262$4,975,946$4,354,265$4,750,000
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$429,668$266,751$261,892$386,761$635,000
Rapid Response Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$80,563$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$0$0$0$180,000
Community College Workforce Grants$1,020,461$800,252$785,676$768,400$0
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$8,645,751$5,932,649$2,595,776$0$2,502,688
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$1,415,819$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$100,550,616$102,013,710$100,181,577$98,204,893$103,386,798
High Demand Scholarship Program$1,088,134$1,067,002$523,784$512,266$500,000
Library Materials$0$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$4,328,904$5,356,352$5,237,838$5,122,665$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$515,757,513$549,580,327$532,470,737$526,144,175$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$793,543$800,252$785,676$768,400$990,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$0$919,756$354,078$128,067$400,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$261,892$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$0$2,049,066$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$14,149,517$9,709,291$2,824,100$0$2,750,637
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$41,409,850$42,750,518$44,928,674$44,954,426$45,419,315
Fitchburg State University$28,006,769$28,284,357$29,682,326$29,391,232$29,716,715
Framingham State University$26,436,841$29,074,025$28,625,136$28,453,707$29,549,574
MetroWest College Planning Center$423,223$0$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$15,390,350$14,249,988$16,663,320$16,508,006$16,606,786
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$79,354$80,025$78,568$76,840$75,000
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$42,395,051$45,440,803$45,149,039$44,577,479$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$25,825,374$27,438,122$27,528,769$27,546,581$27,909,964
Worcester State University$24,950,447$26,969,900$26,988,919$26,709,550$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$17,302,896$18,354,082$18,750,785$18,521,713$18,711,090
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$15,590,158$16,583,222$17,122,227$16,759,371$16,929,177
Berkshire Community College$10,137,564$10,892,443$11,108,678$11,112,093$11,166,278
Bristol Community College$18,955,197$20,426,278$21,142,080$21,002,006$21,066,052
Cape Cod Community College$11,331,864$12,024,613$12,410,459$12,290,890$12,334,423
Envir. Tech., Educ. and Job Training Partnership$0$0$0$0$0
FAA-Certified Airframe and Power Plant Program$523,504$1,529,434$0$0$0
Greenfield Community College$10,220,904$10,524,017$10,675,228$10,731,855$10,752,428
Holyoke Community College$19,356,990$19,957,365$19,996,083$20,404,315$20,574,409
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$15,230,383$15,502,452$16,148,179$15,397,934$15,501,975
Massasoit Community College$20,286,915$21,362,037$21,284,104$21,275,017$21,479,041
Mount Wachusett Community College$13,567,425$14,231,069$14,666,134$14,786,104$14,956,353
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$102,453$150,000
Field Maintenance$0$0$0$0$0
Youth Venture$105,806$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$105,806$0$0$0$0
Mt. Wachusett Community College Renewable Energy$0$0$0$0$0
Northern Essex Community College$19,163,360$19,977,448$20,051,445$19,954,125$20,038,735
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$0$0$819,533$1,200,091
North Shore Community College$20,979,234$21,131,621$21,635,046$21,940,461$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$19,113,887$20,829,718$20,971,282$21,056,174$21,315,027
Springfield Technical Community College$24,571,904$25,343,176$25,515,630$25,453,644$25,614,244
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$11,331,759$10,653,452$10,827,077$10,884,399$10,960,216
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$0$0$942,811$922,080$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$560,604$0$555,046$542,842$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$21,496,694$23,078,519$23,801,439$23,646,101$23,792,018
Bunker Hill Community College$23,027,682$25,326,812$26,261,697$26,584,513$26,868,252
PACE Initiative$0$0$0$102,453$200,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,888,237$5,848,949$5,742,414$5,447,661$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$0$0$1,000,000
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$4,028,136$15,726,615$13,010,791$3,726,739$13,601,342