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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY25 Gov$2,001,933,395$2,001,933,395
FY24 GAA$1,738,604,349$1,753,974,166
FY23$1,760,865,841$1,671,936,028
FY22$1,532,403,174$1,396,700,568
FY21$1,597,636,982$1,358,817,051
FY20$1,573,781,202$1,308,574,151
FY19$1,496,966,347$1,225,337,637
FY18$1,461,998,325$1,172,408,867
FY17$1,493,323,422$1,171,272,971
FY16$1,521,667,045$1,171,705,452
FY15$1,453,224,426$1,111,617,774
FY14$1,386,793,107$1,053,265,978
FY13$1,260,011,179$942,313,456
FY12$1,212,683,732$891,887,177
FY11$1,321,670,650$944,310,489
FY10$1,449,030,475$1,015,168,456
FY09$1,370,237,662$950,610,942
FY08$1,491,746,732$1,020,615,071
FY07$1,681,061,896$1,108,998,838
FY06$1,416,461,080$910,771,263
FY05$1,350,908,118$837,002,534
FY04$1,242,299,010$747,258,269
FY03$1,454,412,683$855,966,271
FY02$1,566,070,423$901,813,375
FY01$1,712,368,954$968,901,747

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

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Funding for Higher Education
34.2%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY24 Leg$1,738,604,349$1,753,974,166
FY24 Sen$1,919,753,989$1,936,725,227
FY24 SWM$1,917,947,055$1,934,902,319
FY24 Hou$1,790,686,302$1,806,516,540
FY24 HWM$1,788,312,289$1,804,121,540
FY24 Gov$1,972,613,166$1,990,051,696
FY23 GAA$1,705,027,750$1,618,917,954
FY23 SWM$1,642,317,672$1,559,374,952
FY23 Hou$1,642,523,287$1,559,570,182
FY23 HWM$1,640,838,183$1,557,970,182
FY23 Gov$1,532,170,364$1,454,790,463
FY22 GAA$1,529,276,426$1,393,850,710

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY23 GovFY24 GovFY25 Gov
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,579,785$1,685,103$1,000,000
Financial Aid Expansion$0$92,185,055$80,000,000
Student Support Services$0$29,737,114$0
Higher Education Capital Funding$0$138,773,201$125,000,000
MassReconnect$0$19,824,743$24,000,000
Community College, State University, and$0$58,482,992$0
State Universities Student Services & Eq$0$7,929,897$0
UMass Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion I$0$9,912,371$0
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$0$247,809$250,000
Star Store$2,843,612$2,676,340$0
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$1,486,856$1,500,000
UMass Center at Springfield$0$247,809$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$1,053,190$991,237$900,000
Department of Higher Education$2,794,262$4,631,182$2,974,759
New England Board of Higher Education$387,837$375,208$378,525
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$1,437,294$725,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,563,987$1,471,987$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grant and Subsidies$9,211,935$9,912,371$12,616,733
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$7,682,925$7,230,987$7,294,911
Performance Management Set Aside$2,687,906$2,529,793$2,552,156
STEM Starter Academy$5,002,651$4,708,376$3,605,158
State University & Community College Mental Health Supports$0$4,389,198$4,228,000
State University Incentive Grants$9,480,124$9,734,401$3,655,242
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$2,111,762$3,964,949$4,539,960
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$164,054,268$173,615,186$175,188,311
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,792,543$5,451,804$5,500,000
University of Massachusetts$614,870,698$677,448,073$760,555,874
Office of Dispute Resolution$2,857,793$2,689,687$3,013,465
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture $0$247,809$250,000
Institute of Asian American Studies$0$297,371$300,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$10,037,752$9,989,787$3,766,551
Community College SUCCESS Fund$11,058,492$17,842,269$14,000,000
Bridgewater State University$58,921,920$59,219,146$67,641,289
Fitchburg State University$37,167,866$36,715,448$41,993,969
Framingham State University$37,035,327$36,610,791$41,290,595
MA College of Liberal Arts$20,754,115$20,322,606$22,886,133
Gallery 51 at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$0$49,562$50,000
Salem State University$56,183,279$55,221,199$63,026,026
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$0$198,247$200,000
Westfield State University$35,302,379$34,990,082$39,637,534
Worcester State University$34,402,855$34,058,055$38,874,136
Massachusetts College of Art$23,292,670$22,960,236$25,862,608
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$21,656,011$21,848,758$24,311,925
Berkshire Community College$13,045,558$12,937,445$14,840,522
Bristol Community College$25,930,297$26,173,725$30,322,851
Cape Cod Community College$14,626,264$14,408,534$16,625,186
Greenfield Community College$12,663,623$12,672,123$14,487,538
Holyoke Community College$24,263,941$23,753,252$27,127,638
Massachusetts Bay Community College$19,011,110$18,852,001$21,839,616
Massasoit Community College$25,655,108$25,224,017$28,946,844
Mount Wachusett Community College$17,429,656$17,375,661$20,184,867
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$148,686$150,000
Northern Essex Community College$23,701,962$23,335,787$26,659,658
North Shore Community College$26,381,955$26,012,940$29,306,678
Quinsigamond Community College$25,919,269$25,868,490$29,584,745
Springfield Technical Community College$29,928,441$29,323,513$33,281,659
Roxbury Community College$12,979,982$12,876,242$14,517,293
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$1,188,729$1,118,803$1,128,694
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Retained Revenue$558,025$525,200$2,500,000
Middlesex Community College$28,377,468$27,982,408$31,969,817
Bunker Hill Community College$32,857,855$32,572,180$36,960,151
PACE Initiative$0$297,371$300,000
Health and Welfare Reserve for Higher Education Personnel$6,876,294$6,471,804$6,529,017
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$10,986,885$10,340,595$9,616,761
FY23 GovFY24 GovFY25 Gov
Mass. Science, Tech., Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Grant Fund$0$0$0
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$0$0$0
Commonwealth Covenant Fund Transfer$0$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,579,785$1,685,103$1,000,000
Commonwealth Covenant Fund$0$0$0
Financial Aid Expansion$0$92,185,055$80,000,000
Student Support Services$0$29,737,114$0
Higher Education Capital Funding$0$138,773,201$125,000,000
MassReconnect$0$19,824,743$24,000,000
Community College, State University, and$0$58,482,992$0
State Universities Student Services & Eq$0$7,929,897$0
UMass Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion I$0$9,912,371$0
Targeted In-Demand Scholarships$0$0$0
DHE Endowment Match$0$0$0
UMass Endowment Match$0$0$0
Free Community College Implementation Supports$0$0$0
Nursing Programs Free Community College$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
State and Community College Capital Projects$0$0$0
UMass Campus Facility Capital Projects$0$0$0
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center$0$0$0
KERR MILL PROJECT IN FALL RIVER$0$0$0
Nanotech at UMass Amherst$0$0$0
UMass IBPO 432 A&B FY 1998-2000$0$0$0
UMass GEO FY 2000$0$0$0
UMS/Local 2322/UAW Article 24 FY 2000-2001$0$0$0
UMass GEO FY 2001$0$0$0
UMass SEIU Local 285B FY 1999-2001$0$0$0
UMass Lowell GEO FY 2000-2001$0$0$0
Community College Faculty FY 2001$0$0$0
BHE MCC FY 2001$0$0$0
Community Colleges$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Police Officers$0$0$0
UMass Police Econ Ben 1998-2001$0$0$0
MTA/Mass State Col Assoc 2000-2001$0$0$0
Teamsters, Local 25, UMass Lowell Campus$0$0$0
Teamsters, Local 25, UMass Boston Campus$0$0$0
IBPO, Local 399, UMass Dartmouth Campus$0$0$0
Mass. State College Association$0$0$0
MTA/MCCC$0$0$0
Amherst/Boston MSP Faculty$0$0$0
Amherst USA/MTA$0$0$0
AFT Faculty Dartmouth$0$0$0
Mass. Society of Professors$0$0$0
BHE/MTA/NEA FY 2001 Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
MTA/NEA FY 2002 Costs$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
BHE FY 2004 Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMS Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Higher Ed. Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass FY02 Retro Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Higher Ed. FY02 Retro Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Clerical/Technical$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Maintenance/Trade$0$0$0
UMass Amherst/Boston MTA/NEA Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
UMass Amherst MTA/NEA Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth AFSCME Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth MFT Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth ESU Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
UMass Amherst AFSCME Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
UMass Lowell SEIU Local 888 Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
Higher Ed. AFSCME Local 1067 Reserve - FY06$0$0$0
Higher Ed. AFSCME Local 1067 Reserve - FY07$0$0$0
MCCC Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
BHE APA Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
Higher Ed MSCA$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - AFSCME 1776$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - IBPO A&B$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - MTA/NEA USA/MT$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - MTA/NEA Class$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - MTA/NEA MSP$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - MTA/NEA Prof$0$0$0
UMass Boston - MTA/NEA Class$0$0$0
UMass Boston - IBT Local 25$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth AFT$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth AFSCME 507$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth MFT Maintenance$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth - IBPO 399$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth - ESU 1895$0$0$0
UMass Lowell - MTA/NEA MSP$0$0$0
UMass Lowell - MTA/NEA Class$0$0$0
UMass Lowell - MTA/NEA Maintenance$0$0$0
UMass Lowell - IBT 25$0$0$0
UMass Lowell - SEIU 888 Prof$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
UMass Amherst, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 432$0$0$0
UMass Amherst, University Staff Association/MTA/NEA$0$0$0
UMass Amherst, Non-Exempt Supervisors Unit, Unit B, MTA/NEA$0$0$0
UMass Amherst/Boston, Massachusetts Society of Professors/Faculty Staff Union$0$0$0
UMass Amherst/Boston, Professional Staff Union/MTA/NEA$0$0$0
UMass Boston, Classified Staff Union/MTA/NEA$0$0$0
UMass Boston, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 25$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth, AFSCME$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 399$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth, AFT, Educational Services Unit$0$0$0
UMass Lowell, Massachusetts Society of Professors$0$0$0
UMass Lowell, MTA/NEA Clerical/Technical Unit$0$0$0
UMass Lowell, MTA/NEA Maintenance/Trades Unit$0$0$0
UMass Lowell, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 25$0$0$0
UMass Lowell, Service Employees International Union, Local 888$0$0$0
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$0$247,809$250,000
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1067$0$0$0
Board of Higher Education MTA/NEA$0$0$0
Board of Higher Education MTA/NEA MCCC$0$0$0
Board of Higher Education MTA/NEA MSCA$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth AFT/MFT$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth MFT Maintenance$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Council 93 Local 1776$0$0$0
State Universities Collective Bargaining Agreement Reserve$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining Agreement Reserve$0$0$0
Scholarship Program$0$0$0
UMass Star Store$0$0$0
UMass Science Facility$0$0$0
Star Store$2,843,612$2,676,340$0
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$1,486,856$1,500,000
UMass Center at Springfield$0$247,809$0
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$1,053,190$991,237$900,000
Nursing Pipeline Grants$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0
Concurrent Enrollment for Disabled Students$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$2,794,262$4,631,182$2,974,759
Office of Coordination$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$387,837$375,208$378,525
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$1,437,294$725,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,563,987$1,471,987$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grant and Subsidies$9,211,935$9,912,371$12,616,733
Nursing and Allied Health Education Workforce Development$0$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$7,682,925$7,230,987$7,294,911
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,687,906$2,529,793$2,552,156
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$5,002,651$4,708,376$3,605,158
Youth Venture$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$0$0$0
Rapid Response Grants$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$0$0
National Guard Fee Waivers$0$0$0
Higher Education Consultant$0$0$0
Public Matching Grants for Private Funds$0$0$0
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$0$0$0
Mass. Space Grant Consortium$0$0$0
Private Fundraising by Public Higher Education$0$0$0
Endowment Incentive Fund$0$0$0
Becker College’s nursing program$0$0$0
State University & Community College Mental Health Supports$0$4,389,198$4,228,000
SARA Implementation$0$0$0
Community College Workforce Grants$0$0$0
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$9,480,124$9,734,401$3,655,242
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$2,111,762$3,964,949$4,539,960
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$164,054,268$173,615,186$175,188,311
High Demand Scholarship Program$0$0$0
Library Materials$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,792,543$5,451,804$5,500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Workforce Training$0$0$0
Tomorrows Teachers Program$0$0$0
BSC Deferred Maintenance Reserve$0$0$0
University of Massachusetts$614,870,698$677,448,073$760,555,874
Presidential Debate Security$0$0$0
Winter Moth Worm Study at UMass$0$0$0
Endowment Incentive Program$0$0$0
UMass Endowment Program$0$0$0
Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, UMass Boston$0$0$0
Commonwealth College Honors Program$0$0$0
UMass Biomedical Institute$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Tuition Reimbursement$0$0$0
Office of Dispute Resolution$2,857,793$2,689,687$3,013,465
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture $0$247,809$250,000
Institute of Asian American Studies$0$297,371$300,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$0$0$0
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$0
Massachusetts Community Colleges$10,037,752$9,989,787$3,766,551
Community College SUCCESS Fund$11,058,492$17,842,269$14,000,000
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$58,921,920$59,219,146$67,641,289
Fitchburg State University$37,167,866$36,715,448$41,993,969
Framingham State University$37,035,327$36,610,791$41,290,595
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0
MA College of Liberal Arts$20,754,115$20,322,606$22,886,133
Gallery 51 at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$0$49,562$50,000
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0
Salem State University$56,183,279$55,221,199$63,026,026
Salem State College - GTE/Sylvania Property Reserve$0$0$0
Salem State College Aquaculture Program$0$0$0
Salem State Second-Degree Nursing Program$0$0$0
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$0$198,247$200,000
Westfield State University$35,302,379$34,990,082$39,637,534
Worcester State University$34,402,855$34,058,055$38,874,136
Worcester State College Latino Education Institute$0$0$0
Rockwood Field Improvements$0$0$0
Worcester State Matching Grant$0$0$0
Massachusetts College of Art$23,292,670$22,960,236$25,862,608
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$21,656,011$21,848,758$24,311,925
Berkshire Community College$13,045,558$12,937,445$14,840,522
Bristol Community College$25,930,297$26,173,725$30,322,851
Veterans Education Service Center at Bristol Community College$0$0$0
Cape Cod Community College$14,626,264$14,408,534$16,625,186
Environmental Technology, Education and Job Training Partnership$0$0$0
FAA-Certified Airframe and Power Plant Program$0$0$0
Greenfield Community College$12,663,623$12,672,123$14,487,538
Holyoke Community College$24,263,941$23,753,252$27,127,638
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$19,011,110$18,852,001$21,839,616
Massasoit Community College$25,655,108$25,224,017$28,946,844
Mount Wachusett Community College$17,429,656$17,375,661$20,184,867
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$148,686$150,000
Field Maintenance$0$0$0
Youth Venture$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$0$0
Mount Wachusett Community College Renewable Energy Program$0$0$0
Northern Essex Community College$23,701,962$23,335,787$26,659,658
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$0$0
North Shore Community College$26,381,955$26,012,940$29,306,678
North Shore Community College Public Policy Institute$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Essex Agricultural Institute$0$0$0
Quinsigamond Community College$25,919,269$25,868,490$29,584,745
Springfield Technical Community College$29,928,441$29,323,513$33,281,659
Center for Telecommunications and Information Technology$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$12,979,982$12,876,242$14,517,293
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$1,188,729$1,118,803$1,128,694
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Retained Revenue$558,025$525,200$2,500,000
Roxbury Community College Technology Upgrades$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College Information Technology Equipment$0$0$0
Middlesex Community College$28,377,468$27,982,408$31,969,817
Bunker Hill Community College$32,857,855$32,572,180$36,960,151
PACE Initiative$0$297,371$300,000
Health and Welfare Reserve for Higher Education Personnel$6,876,294$6,471,804$6,529,017
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$0
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$10,986,885$10,340,595$9,616,761
College Affordability and Success Trust Fund$0$0$0
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