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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 Sen$1,204,983,109$1,204,983,109
FY17$1,189,340,095$1,162,406,736
FY16$1,219,357,510$1,170,505,452
FY15$1,164,776,619$1,110,633,823
FY14$1,111,812,493$1,052,565,978
FY13$1,010,325,844$941,838,456
FY12$972,313,945$891,487,177
FY11$1,059,819,164$943,910,489
FY10$1,161,613,060$1,014,447,456
FY09$1,179,066,463$1,019,653,634
FY08$1,194,859,673$1,019,040,071
FY07$1,346,146,425$1,106,998,838
FY06$1,136,310,892$910,771,263
FY05$1,083,723,112$837,002,534
FY04$996,594,906$747,258,269
FY03$1,166,756,360$855,966,271
FY02$1,255,851,502$901,469,734
FY01$1,371,170,777$967,122,347
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Between and
Funding for Higher Education
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comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 Sen$1,204,983,109$1,204,983,109
FY18 SWM$1,203,994,109$1,203,994,109
FY18 Hou$1,175,109,033$1,175,109,033
FY18 HWM$1,171,437,950$1,171,437,950
FY18 Gov$1,172,464,841$1,172,464,841
FY17$1,189,340,095$1,162,406,736

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY17FY18 GovFY18 HouFY18 Sen
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,534,756$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$0$0$0$250,000
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,762,560$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000
UMass Center at Springfield$511,585$250,000$250,000$0
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$0$1,000,000$0
Department of Higher Education$4,342,442$1,836,684$2,836,684$4,354,762
New England Board of Higher Education$187,496$181,417$367,500$0
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,100,214$1,075,299$1,075,299$1,151,236
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$1,074,329$1,049,754$1,000,000$1,200,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$204,634$200,000$200,000$200,000
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,635,933$4,530,949$4,530,949$5,259,403
Performance Management Set Aside$2,813,718$2,756,538$2,750,000$2,750,000
STEM Starter Academy$4,860,059$5,851,664$4,750,000$0
Adult College Transition Services$255,793$249,713$250,000$385,000
Community College Workforce Grants$767,378$749,999$750,000$750,000
State University Incentive Grants$2,535,322$2,502,687$2,502,686$2,589,509
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$97,848,398$95,599,324$96,599,324$96,854,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$511,585$500,000$500,000$500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,115,852$5,000,000$5,000,000$4,000,000
University of Massachusetts$520,069,756$513,375,371$513,460,371$534,472,688
Office of Dispute Resolution$767,378$0$750,000$1,000,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$345,832$0$0$1,025,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$255,793$0$250,000$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$2,000,000$0
Massachusetts Community Colleges$2,758,328$2,739,638$2,814,638$2,949,104
Bridgewater State University$43,882,308$43,324,133$43,324,133$44,865,480
Fitchburg State University$28,991,039$28,625,380$28,625,380$29,654,652
Framingham State University$27,958,470$27,601,481$27,601,481$28,778,687
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$16,275,239$16,068,125$16,068,125$16,562,198
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$76,738$0$0$75,000
Salem State University$44,097,540$43,538,610$43,538,610$45,094,532
Westfield State University$26,887,638$26,497,285$26,497,285$27,441,749
Worcester State University$26,360,360$26,026,887$26,026,887$26,959,242
Massachusetts College of Art$18,314,088$18,078,201$18,078,201$18,711,090
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$16,723,458$16,358,059$16,358,059$16,929,177
Berkshire Community College$10,849,962$10,804,691$10,804,691$11,027,987
Bristol Community College$20,649,691$20,444,546$20,544,546$20,947,565
Cape Cod Community College$12,121,425$12,061,578$12,061,578$12,301,412
Greenfield Community College$10,426,607$10,344,985$10,419,985$10,623,280
Holyoke Community College$19,530,384$19,489,900$19,489,900$19,935,255
Massachusetts Bay Community College$15,772,096$15,710,410$15,710,410$16,039,515
Massasoit Community College$20,788,408$20,749,702$20,749,702$21,227,902
Mount Wachusett Community College$14,324,567$14,265,792$14,265,792$14,711,717
Northern Essex Community College$19,584,456$19,494,902$19,494,902$19,889,650
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$1,023,170$0$1,000,000$0
North Shore Community College$21,131,177$21,084,295$21,134,295$21,587,561
Quinsigamond Community College$20,482,872$20,472,867$20,472,867$20,973,321
Springfield Technical Community College$24,921,383$24,833,976$24,833,976$25,364,244
Roxbury Community College$10,574,920$10,520,818$10,520,818$10,747,534
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$920,853$900,000$900,000$900,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$542,120$529,843$529,843$529,843
Middlesex Community College$23,247,116$23,167,921$23,167,921$23,652,778
Bunker Hill Community College$25,650,075$25,620,531$25,620,531$26,229,372
PACE Initiative$0$0$200,000$0
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,608,676$5,481,664$5,481,664$5,481,664
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$100,000
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$3,806,194$7,719,222$3,750,000$3,750,000
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$2,557,926$0$0$0
FY17FY18 GovFY18 HouFY18 Sen
Mass. STEM Grant Fund$0$0$0$0
Commonwealth Covenant Fund Transfer$0$0$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,534,756$1,500,000$1,500,000$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$0$0$250,000
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$2,762,560$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0$0
UMass Center at Springfield$511,585$250,000$250,000$0
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$0$1,000,000$0
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$4,342,442$1,836,684$2,836,684$4,354,762
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$187,496$181,417$367,500$0
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$0$0$0
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,100,214$1,075,299$1,075,299$1,151,236
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$1,074,329$1,049,754$1,000,000$1,200,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$204,634$200,000$200,000$200,000
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,635,933$4,530,949$4,530,949$5,259,403
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,813,718$2,756,538$2,750,000$2,750,000
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$4,860,059$5,851,664$4,750,000$0
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$255,793$249,713$250,000$385,000
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
Community College Workforce Grants$767,378$749,999$750,000$750,000
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$2,535,322$2,502,687$2,502,686$2,589,509
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$97,848,398$95,599,324$96,599,324$96,854,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$511,585$500,000$500,000$500,000
Library Materials$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,115,852$5,000,000$5,000,000$4,000,000
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$520,069,756$513,375,371$513,460,371$534,472,688
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$767,378$0$750,000$1,000,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$345,832$0$0$1,025,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$255,793$0$250,000$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$2,000,000$0
Massachusetts Community Colleges$2,758,328$2,739,638$2,814,638$2,949,104
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$43,882,308$43,324,133$43,324,133$44,865,480
Fitchburg State University$28,991,039$28,625,380$28,625,380$29,654,652
Framingham State University$27,958,470$27,601,481$27,601,481$28,778,687
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$16,275,239$16,068,125$16,068,125$16,562,198
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$76,738$0$0$75,000
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$44,097,540$43,538,610$43,538,610$45,094,532
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$26,887,638$26,497,285$26,497,285$27,441,749
Worcester State University$26,360,360$26,026,887$26,026,887$26,959,242
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$18,314,088$18,078,201$18,078,201$18,711,090
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$16,723,458$16,358,059$16,358,059$16,929,177
Berkshire Community College$10,849,962$10,804,691$10,804,691$11,027,987
Bristol Community College$20,649,691$20,444,546$20,544,546$20,947,565
Cape Cod Community College$12,121,425$12,061,578$12,061,578$12,301,412
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$10,426,607$10,344,985$10,419,985$10,623,280
Holyoke Community College$19,530,384$19,489,900$19,489,900$19,935,255
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$15,772,096$15,710,410$15,710,410$16,039,515
Massasoit Community College$20,788,408$20,749,702$20,749,702$21,227,902
Mount Wachusett Community College$14,324,567$14,265,792$14,265,792$14,711,717
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$19,584,456$19,494,902$19,494,902$19,889,650
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$1,023,170$0$1,000,000$0
North Shore Community College$21,131,177$21,084,295$21,134,295$21,587,561
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$20,482,872$20,472,867$20,472,867$20,973,321
Springfield Technical Community College$24,921,383$24,833,976$24,833,976$25,364,244
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$10,574,920$10,520,818$10,520,818$10,747,534
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$920,853$900,000$900,000$900,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$542,120$529,843$529,843$529,843
Roxbury Community College Technology Upgrades$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College Information Technology$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Community College$23,247,116$23,167,921$23,167,921$23,652,778
Bunker Hill Community College$25,650,075$25,620,531$25,620,531$26,229,372
PACE Initiative$0$0$200,000$0
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,608,676$5,481,664$5,481,664$5,481,664
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$100,000
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$3,806,194$7,719,222$3,750,000$3,750,000
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$2,557,926$0$0$0