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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY21 Gov$1,322,098,252$1,322,098,252
FY20$1,346,531,912$1,314,625,647
FY19$1,281,464,440$1,225,337,637
FY18$1,251,520,738$1,172,408,867
FY17$1,278,402,709$1,171,272,971
FY16$1,302,574,063$1,171,705,452
FY15$1,244,097,684$1,111,617,774
FY14$1,187,154,452$1,053,265,978
FY13$1,078,623,677$942,313,456
FY12$1,038,109,350$891,887,177
FY11$1,131,406,832$944,310,489
FY10$1,240,432,311$1,015,168,456
FY09$1,172,982,280$950,610,942
FY08$1,276,999,262$1,020,615,071
FY07$1,439,061,172$1,108,998,838
FY06$1,212,551,510$910,771,263
FY05$1,156,435,361$837,002,534
FY04$1,063,461,300$747,258,269
FY03$1,245,039,713$855,966,271
FY02$1,340,623,533$901,813,375
FY01$1,465,861,358$968,901,747
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Higher Education
5.4%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY21 Gov$1,322,098,252$1,322,098,252
FY20$1,346,531,912$1,314,625,647

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY18FY19FY20FY21 Gov
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,601,217$1,568,708$1,536,405$1,500,000
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$133,435$561,702$269,281$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,882,191$2,823,674$2,765,530$2,700,000
UMass Center at Springfield$266,870$261,451$256,068$0
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$1,067,478$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$0$366,032$358,495$0
Department of Higher Education$4,164,854$4,991,971$5,056,997$2,436,847
New England Board of Higher Education$392,298$385,118$694,711$368,250
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$1,516,418$3,021,597$0
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,147,858$1,358,501$1,409,396$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$1,035,454$2,091,610$2,048,540$4,250,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$207,091$0$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,836,689$6,464,868$7,920,101$7,710,802
Performance Management Set Aside$2,722,069$2,666,803$2,614,098$2,552,157
STEM Starter Academy$4,536,782$4,967,575$4,865,284$4,750,000
Adult College Transition Services$402,973$664,086$512,135$0
Public Matching Grants for Private Funds$0$0$10,242,702$0
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$0$0$5,121,351$0
SARA Implementation$0$135,955$51,214$0
Community College Workforce Grants$800,609$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$0$2,617,324$2,688,234$2,734,935
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$1,475,165$1,777,869$2,051,590$2,002,977
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$102,321,320$108,122,448$108,162,936$110,016,417
High Demand Scholarship Program$533,739$522,903$1,024,270$1,500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,337,390$5,751,928$5,633,486$5,500,000
University of Massachusetts$548,198,414$542,947,618$571,588,669$566,053,374
Office of Dispute Resolution$800,609$1,035,347$1,116,455$0
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$133,435$418,322$409,708$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$2,134,956$2,091,610$2,048,540$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$0$2,876,630$2,931,868$2,941,619
Bridgewater State University$46,838,768$47,374,623$49,537,565$50,156,535
Fitchburg State University$30,623,216$31,013,711$32,119,050$32,549,907
Framingham State University$29,646,393$30,807,796$31,845,591$32,392,150
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$17,199,968$17,359,792$17,920,281$18,174,298
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$80,061$78,435$51,214$0
Salem State University$46,446,020$47,137,889$48,470,253$49,203,481
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$0$0$204,854$0
Westfield State University$28,701,243$29,180,997$30,027,054$30,467,953
Worcester State University$27,829,127$28,224,790$29,319,473$29,621,800
Massachusetts College of Art$19,298,083$19,568,155$20,142,904$20,413,215
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$17,461,869$17,704,621$18,780,361$18,974,172
Berkshire Community College$11,577,876$11,677,751$11,837,009$11,987,564
Bristol Community College$21,882,342$21,982,193$22,699,523$23,004,836
Cape Cod Community College$12,806,084$12,910,443$13,221,241$13,400,931
Greenfield Community College$11,181,699$11,244,945$11,404,409$11,568,940
Holyoke Community College$21,259,597$21,477,267$21,942,264$22,310,157
Massachusetts Bay Community College$16,043,365$15,571,432$17,041,877$17,462,780
Massasoit Community College$22,166,796$22,462,892$22,909,125$23,170,725
Mount Wachusett Community College$15,405,889$15,641,431$15,997,950$15,900,978
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$106,748$156,871$153,641$0
Northern Essex Community College$20,790,537$20,870,752$21,452,555$21,760,477
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$853,885$1,255,061$0$0
North Shore Community College$22,860,133$22,924,610$23,683,354$24,154,641
Quinsigamond Community College$21,938,780$22,291,366$22,623,171$23,324,945
Springfield Technical Community College$26,520,577$26,661,988$27,189,211$27,632,452
Roxbury Community College$11,340,637$11,462,251$11,605,429$11,744,587
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$960,730$967,370$947,450$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$565,596$554,113$542,702$529,843
Middlesex Community College$24,637,268$24,775,376$25,443,721$25,941,380
Bunker Hill Community College$27,698,849$28,098,957$28,586,982$29,074,168
PACE Initiative$106,748$209,161$204,854$0
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,676,009$5,560,770$5,446,264$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$1,045,805$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$3,882,951$14,224,354$16,780,919$10,430,745
FY18FY19FY20FY21 Gov
Mass. STEM Grant Fund$0$0$0$0
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$0$0$0$0
Commonwealth Covenant Fund Transfer$0$0$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,601,217$1,568,708$1,536,405$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$133,435$561,702$269,281$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$2,882,191$2,823,674$2,765,530$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0$0
UMass Center at Springfield$266,870$261,451$256,068$0
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$1,067,478$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$0$366,032$358,495$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$4,164,854$4,991,971$5,056,997$2,436,847
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$392,298$385,118$694,711$368,250
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$1,516,418$3,021,597$0
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,147,858$1,358,501$1,409,396$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$1,035,454$2,091,610$2,048,540$4,250,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$207,091$0$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,836,689$6,464,868$7,920,101$7,710,802
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,722,069$2,666,803$2,614,098$2,552,157
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$4,536,782$4,967,575$4,865,284$4,750,000
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$402,973$664,086$512,135$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$10,242,702$0
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$0$0$5,121,351$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$135,955$51,214$0
Community College Workforce Grants$800,609$0$0$0
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$0$2,617,324$2,688,234$2,734,935
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$1,475,165$1,777,869$2,051,590$2,002,977
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$102,321,320$108,122,448$108,162,936$110,016,417
High Demand Scholarship Program$533,739$522,903$1,024,270$1,500,000
Library Materials$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,337,390$5,751,928$5,633,486$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$548,198,414$542,947,618$571,588,669$566,053,374
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$800,609$1,035,347$1,116,455$0
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$133,435$418,322$409,708$0
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$2,134,956$2,091,610$2,048,540$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$0$2,876,630$2,931,868$2,941,619
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$46,838,768$47,374,623$49,537,565$50,156,535
Fitchburg State University$30,623,216$31,013,711$32,119,050$32,549,907
Framingham State University$29,646,393$30,807,796$31,845,591$32,392,150
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$17,199,968$17,359,792$17,920,281$18,174,298
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$80,061$78,435$51,214$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$46,446,020$47,137,889$48,470,253$49,203,481
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
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$0$0$204,854$0
Westfield State University$28,701,243$29,180,997$30,027,054$30,467,953
Worcester State University$27,829,127$28,224,790$29,319,473$29,621,800
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$19,298,083$19,568,155$20,142,904$20,413,215
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$17,461,869$17,704,621$18,780,361$18,974,172
Berkshire Community College$11,577,876$11,677,751$11,837,009$11,987,564
Bristol Community College$21,882,342$21,982,193$22,699,523$23,004,836
Cape Cod Community College$12,806,084$12,910,443$13,221,241$13,400,931
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$11,181,699$11,244,945$11,404,409$11,568,940
Holyoke Community College$21,259,597$21,477,267$21,942,264$22,310,157
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$16,043,365$15,571,432$17,041,877$17,462,780
Massasoit Community College$22,166,796$22,462,892$22,909,125$23,170,725
Mount Wachusett Community College$15,405,889$15,641,431$15,997,950$15,900,978
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$106,748$156,871$153,641$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$20,790,537$20,870,752$21,452,555$21,760,477
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$853,885$1,255,061$0$0
North Shore Community College$22,860,133$22,924,610$23,683,354$24,154,641
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$21,938,780$22,291,366$22,623,171$23,324,945
Springfield Technical Community College$26,520,577$26,661,988$27,189,211$27,632,452
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$11,340,637$11,462,251$11,605,429$11,744,587
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$960,730$967,370$947,450$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$565,596$554,113$542,702$529,843
Roxbury Community College Technology Upgrades$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College Information Technology$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Community College$24,637,268$24,775,376$25,443,721$25,941,380
Bunker Hill Community College$27,698,849$28,098,957$28,586,982$29,074,168
PACE Initiative$106,748$209,161$204,854$0
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,676,009$5,560,770$5,446,264$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$1,045,805$0$0
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$3,882,951$14,224,354$16,780,919$10,430,745
College Affordability and Success Trust Fund$0$0$0$0