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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY20 Gov$1,370,610,580$1,370,610,580
FY19$1,254,399,985$1,225,400,537
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$1,236,335,244$1,020,959,634
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
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Funding for Higher Education
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comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY20 Gov$1,370,610,580$1,370,610,580
FY19$1,254,399,985$1,225,400,537

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY17FY18FY19FY20 Gov
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$2,677,797$0$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,606,678$1,571,350$1,535,498$1,500,000
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$0$130,946$563,016$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,892,021$2,828,429$2,763,896$2,700,000
UMass Center at Springfield$535,559$261,892$255,916$0
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$1,047,566$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$0$0$358,283$350,000
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$1,249,176$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$4,545,941$4,087,167$4,886,290$2,137,171
New England Board of Higher Education$196,283$384,981$376,965$368,250
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$0$1,484,315$0
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,151,773$1,126,447$1,329,741$1,376,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$1,124,675$1,016,139$2,047,331$2,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$214,224$203,228$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,853,185$4,746,470$6,328,006$6,500,000
Performance Management Set Aside$2,945,577$2,671,294$2,610,346$2,552,157
STEM Starter Academy$5,087,815$4,452,157$4,862,410$4,750,000
Adult College Transition Services$267,780$395,456$650,027$0
SARA Implementation$0$0$184,260$0
Community College Workforce Grants$803,339$785,675$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$2,654,134$0$2,561,915$2,624,536
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$1,447,649$1,740,231$1,702,977
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$102,433,841$100,412,717$105,833,476$103,747,479
High Demand Scholarship Program$535,559$523,783$511,833$500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,355,594$5,237,832$5,630,159$5,500,000
University of Massachusetts$544,441,643$537,972,849$531,453,315$558,044,794
Office of Dispute Resolution$803,339$785,675$1,013,429$0
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$362,038$130,946$409,466$0
UMass Medical School Medical Research$267,780$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$2,095,133$2,047,331$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$2,887,591$0$2,815,732$2,862,397
Bridgewater State University$45,938,752$45,965,083$46,371,693$47,443,656
Fitchburg State University$30,349,639$30,052,000$30,357,145$30,951,812
Framingham State University$29,268,680$29,093,398$30,155,589$30,790,290
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$17,037,941$16,879,136$16,992,282$17,325,873
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$80,334$78,567$76,775$0
Salem State University$46,164,071$45,579,661$46,139,971$46,858,660
Westfield State University$28,147,666$28,165,878$28,563,230$28,982,839
Worcester State University$27,595,678$27,310,030$27,627,266$28,097,226
Massachusetts College of Art$19,172,336$18,938,115$19,153,893$19,476,925
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$17,507,165$17,136,152$17,329,811$18,159,432
Berkshire Community College$11,358,421$11,361,913$11,430,531$11,442,346
Bristol Community College$21,617,392$21,474,169$21,516,826$21,626,859
Cape Cod Community College$12,689,468$12,567,211$12,637,126$12,679,666
Greenfield Community College$10,915,226$10,973,127$11,006,887$11,024,798
Holyoke Community College$20,445,631$20,863,041$21,022,589$21,210,578
Massachusetts Bay Community College$16,511,220$15,744,107$15,241,782$16,470,874
Massasoit Community College$21,762,609$21,753,318$21,987,349$22,143,811
Mount Wachusett Community College$14,995,855$15,118,523$15,310,299$15,117,004
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$104,757$153,550$0
Northern Essex Community College$20,502,237$20,402,730$20,428,914$20,738,002
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$837,958$1,228,491$0
North Shore Community College$22,121,441$22,433,722$22,439,292$22,896,302
Quinsigamond Community College$21,442,755$21,529,555$21,819,453$21,869,201
Springfield Technical Community College$26,089,268$26,025,888$26,097,549$26,282,741
Roxbury Community College$11,070,489$11,129,100$11,219,593$11,219,754
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$964,007$942,810$946,890$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$567,525$555,046$542,382$529,843
Middlesex Community College$24,336,539$24,177,708$24,250,876$24,496,398
Bunker Hill Community College$26,852,108$27,182,181$27,504,097$27,636,970
PACE Initiative$0$104,757$204,733$0
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,871,514$5,570,134$5,443,047$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$1,023,665$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$13,303,297$3,810,523$13,923,222$7,680,745
College Affordability and Success Trust Fund$0$0$0$100,000,000
FY17FY18FY19FY20 Gov
Mass. STEM Grant Fund$0$0$0$0
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$2,677,797$0$0$0
Commonwealth Covenant Fund Transfer$0$0$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,606,678$1,571,350$1,535,498$1,500,000
Commonwealth Covenant Fund$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
State and Community College Capital Projects$0$0$0$0
UMass Campus Facility Capital Projects$0$0$0$0
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center$0$0$0$0
KERR MILL PROJECT IN FALL RIVER$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Nanotech$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Community Colleges$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$0$130,946$563,016$0
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1067$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Community Colleges Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Star Store$0$0$0$0
UMass Science Facility$0$0$0$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,892,021$2,828,429$2,763,896$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0$0
UMass Center at Springfield$535,559$261,892$255,916$0
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$1,047,566$0$0
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$0$0$358,283$350,000
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$1,249,176$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$4,545,941$4,087,167$4,886,290$2,137,171
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$196,283$384,981$376,965$368,250
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$0$1,484,315$0
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,151,773$1,126,447$1,329,741$1,376,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$1,124,675$1,016,139$2,047,331$2,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$214,224$203,228$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,853,185$4,746,470$6,328,006$6,500,000
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,945,577$2,671,294$2,610,346$2,552,157
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$5,087,815$4,452,157$4,862,410$4,750,000
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$267,780$395,456$650,027$0
Rapid Response Grants$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$0$0$0
National Guard Fee Waivers$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Consultant$0$0$0$0
Public Matching Grants for Private Funds$0$0$0$0
Mass. Space Grant Consortium$0$0$0$0
Private Fundraising by Public Higher Education$0$0$0$0
Endowment Incentive Fund$0$0$0$0
SARA Implementation$0$0$184,260$0
Community College Workforce Grants$803,339$785,675$0$0
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$2,654,134$0$2,561,915$2,624,536
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$1,447,649$1,740,231$1,702,977
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$102,433,841$100,412,717$105,833,476$103,747,479
High Demand Scholarship Program$535,559$523,783$511,833$500,000
Library Materials$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,355,594$5,237,832$5,630,159$5,500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Med. Workforce Training$0$0$0$0
Tomorrow's Teachers Program$0$0$0$0
BSC Deferred Maintenance Reserve$0$0$0$0
University of Massachusetts$544,441,643$537,972,849$531,453,315$558,044,794
Presidential Debate Security$0$0$0$0
Winter Moth Worm Study at UMass$0$0$0$0
Endowment Incentive Program$0$0$0$0
UMass Endowment Program$0$0$0$0
Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management$0$0$0$0
Commonwealth College Honors Program$0$0$0$0
UMass Biomedical Institute$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Tuition Reimbursement$0$0$0$0
Office of Dispute Resolution$803,339$785,675$1,013,429$0
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$362,038$130,946$409,466$0
UMass Medical School Medical Research$267,780$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$2,095,133$2,047,331$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$2,887,591$0$2,815,732$2,862,397
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$45,938,752$45,965,083$46,371,693$47,443,656
Fitchburg State University$30,349,639$30,052,000$30,357,145$30,951,812
Framingham State University$29,268,680$29,093,398$30,155,589$30,790,290
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$17,037,941$16,879,136$16,992,282$17,325,873
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$80,334$78,567$76,775$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$46,164,071$45,579,661$46,139,971$46,858,660
Salem State College - GTE/Sylvania Property Reserve$0$0$0$0
Salem State College Aquaculture Program$0$0$0$0
Salem State Second-Degree Nursing Program$0$0$0$0
Westfield State University$28,147,666$28,165,878$28,563,230$28,982,839
Worcester State University$27,595,678$27,310,030$27,627,266$28,097,226
Worcester State College Latino Education Institute$0$0$0$0
Rockwood Field Improvements$0$0$0$0
Worcester State Matching Grant$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts College of Art$19,172,336$18,938,115$19,153,893$19,476,925
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$17,507,165$17,136,152$17,329,811$18,159,432
Berkshire Community College$11,358,421$11,361,913$11,430,531$11,442,346
Bristol Community College$21,617,392$21,474,169$21,516,826$21,626,859
Cape Cod Community College$12,689,468$12,567,211$12,637,126$12,679,666
Envir. Tech., Educ. and Job Training Partnership$0$0$0$0
FAA-Certified Airframe and Power Plant Program$0$0$0$0
Greenfield Community College$10,915,226$10,973,127$11,006,887$11,024,798
Holyoke Community College$20,445,631$20,863,041$21,022,589$21,210,578
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$16,511,220$15,744,107$15,241,782$16,470,874
Massasoit Community College$21,762,609$21,753,318$21,987,349$22,143,811
Mount Wachusett Community College$14,995,855$15,118,523$15,310,299$15,117,004
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$104,757$153,550$0
Field Maintenance$0$0$0$0
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$0$0$0
Mt. Wachusett Community College Renewable Energy$0$0$0$0
Northern Essex Community College$20,502,237$20,402,730$20,428,914$20,738,002
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$837,958$1,228,491$0
North Shore Community College$22,121,441$22,433,722$22,439,292$22,896,302
North Shore Community College Public Policy Institute$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Essex Agricultural Institute$0$0$0$0
Quinsigamond Community College$21,442,755$21,529,555$21,819,453$21,869,201
Springfield Technical Community College$26,089,268$26,025,888$26,097,549$26,282,741
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$11,070,489$11,129,100$11,219,593$11,219,754
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$964,007$942,810$946,890$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$567,525$555,046$542,382$529,843
Roxbury Community College Technology Upgrades$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College Information Technology$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Community College$24,336,539$24,177,708$24,250,876$24,496,398
Bunker Hill Community College$26,852,108$27,182,181$27,504,097$27,636,970
PACE Initiative$0$104,757$204,733$0
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,871,514$5,570,134$5,443,047$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$1,023,665$0
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$13,303,297$3,810,523$13,923,222$7,680,745
College Affordability and Success Trust Fund$0$0$0$100,000,000