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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY22 Sen$1,368,133,906$1,368,133,906
FY21$1,380,137,733$1,359,359,983
FY20$1,344,901,335$1,308,574,151
FY19$1,279,285,945$1,225,337,637
FY18$1,249,423,174$1,172,408,867
FY17$1,276,209,590$1,171,272,971
FY16$1,300,422,363$1,171,705,452
FY15$1,241,892,468$1,111,617,774
FY14$1,185,121,778$1,053,265,978
FY13$1,076,776,831$942,313,456
FY12$1,036,331,874$891,887,177
FY11$1,129,469,610$944,310,489
FY10$1,238,308,413$1,015,168,456
FY09$1,170,973,871$950,610,942
FY08$1,274,812,753$1,020,615,071
FY07$1,436,597,177$1,108,998,838
FY06$1,210,475,351$910,771,263
FY05$1,154,455,284$837,002,534
FY04$1,061,640,416$747,258,269
FY03$1,242,907,926$855,966,271
FY02$1,338,328,085$901,813,375
FY01$1,463,351,475$968,901,747

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

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Funding for Higher Education
8.3%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY22 Sen$1,368,133,906$1,368,133,906
FY22 SWM$1,367,083,906$1,367,083,906
FY22 Hou$1,386,694,928$1,386,694,928
FY22 HWM$1,384,730,247$1,384,730,247
FY22 Gov$1,315,530,936$1,315,530,936
FY21$1,380,137,733$1,359,359,983

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY21FY22 GovFY22 HouFY22 Sen
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,522,927$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$253,821$0$250,000$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,741,269$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0$1,500,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$355,350$0$350,000$0
Department of Higher Education$5,463,782$2,436,847$3,602,288$4,353,287
New England Board of Higher Education$373,879$368,250$368,250$368,250
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$2,944,326$0$1,450,000$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,507,698$1,485,000$1,485,000$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$3,045,855$2,000,000$5,300,000$6,000,000
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$7,406,413$7,294,911$7,294,911$7,294,911
Performance Management Set Aside$2,591,167$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157
STEM Starter Academy$4,822,604$4,750,000$4,750,000$0
Adult College Transition Services$507,642$0$550,000$0
State University Incentive Grants$5,553,477$0$5,834,270$5,834,270
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$2,033,592$2,002,977$2,002,978$2,002,977
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$125,387,691$116,300,000$130,000,000$125,400,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$1,522,927$1,500,000$2,000,000$1,500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,584,067$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000
University of Massachusetts$569,021,445$560,454,919$571,494,919$571,179,919
Office of Dispute Resolution$2,741,269$1,090,000$2,713,383$2,513,465
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture$0$0$0$250,000
Institute of Asian American Studies$0$0$0$300,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$406,114$0$0$400,000
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$2,030,570$2,000,000$0$0
Massachusetts Community Colleges$5,973,163$0$6,271,863$6,271,863
Community College SUCCESS Fund$7,106,995$0$10,500,000$0
Bridgewater State University$51,902,594$50,156,535$52,086,936$52,608,005
Fitchburg State University$33,047,431$32,549,907$33,123,850$33,123,850
Framingham State University$32,887,262$32,392,150$33,040,587$33,040,587
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$18,452,091$18,174,298$18,554,535$18,554,535
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$0$0$0$50,000
Salem State University$49,955,553$49,203,480$50,070,156$50,070,156
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$203,057$0$0$200,000
Westfield State University$31,339,768$30,467,953$31,496,476$31,496,476
Worcester State University$30,480,682$29,621,801$30,751,079$30,676,398
Massachusetts College of Art$20,725,230$20,413,215$20,783,873$20,783,873
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$19,264,191$18,974,172$19,355,243$19,355,243
Berkshire Community College$12,170,793$11,987,564$12,231,408$12,231,408
Bristol Community College$23,813,108$23,004,836$24,010,150$24,178,462
Veterans Educational Service Center at Bristol Community College$50,764$0$0$0
Cape Cod Community College$13,605,764$13,400,931$13,636,195$13,636,195
Greenfield Community College$11,745,771$11,568,940$11,824,677$11,824,677
Holyoke Community College$22,651,167$22,310,157$22,720,196$22,770,196
Massachusetts Bay Community College$17,729,699$17,462,781$17,820,111$17,820,112
Massasoit Community College$23,829,474$23,170,725$23,880,680$23,880,680
Mount Wachusett Community College$16,144,024$15,900,978$16,254,069$16,354,069
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$152,293$0$150,000$150,000
Northern Essex Community College$22,093,084$21,760,476$22,159,907$22,159,907
North Shore Community College$24,523,843$24,154,641$24,600,186$24,600,186
Quinsigamond Community College$24,036,815$23,324,945$24,215,048$24,215,048
Springfield Technical Community College$28,054,814$27,632,453$28,056,097$28,056,097
Roxbury Community College$12,076,395$11,744,587$12,164,754$12,164,754
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$939,139$925,000$925,000$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$537,942$529,843$529,843$529,843
Middlesex Community College$26,337,893$25,941,380$26,415,065$26,465,065
Bunker Hill Community College$29,924,679$29,074,168$30,109,026$30,109,026
PACE Initiative$304,585$0$300,000$0
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,398,487$5,317,214$6,529,017$5,317,214
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$14,861,296$10,430,745$10,430,745$10,430,745
FY21FY22 GovFY22 HouFY22 Sen
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$1,522,927$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$253,821$0$250,000$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$2,741,269$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0$1,500,000
UMass Center at Springfield$0$0$0$0
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$355,350$0$350,000$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$5,463,782$2,436,847$3,602,288$4,353,287
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$373,879$368,250$368,250$368,250
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$2,944,326$0$1,450,000$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,507,698$1,485,000$1,485,000$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$3,045,855$2,000,000$5,300,000$6,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$0$0$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$7,406,413$7,294,911$7,294,911$7,294,911
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,591,167$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$4,822,604$4,750,000$4,750,000$0
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$507,642$0$550,000$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
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$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$0$0
Community College Workforce Grants$0$0$0$0
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$5,553,477$0$5,834,270$5,834,270
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$2,033,592$2,002,977$2,002,978$2,002,977
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$125,387,691$116,300,000$130,000,000$125,400,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$1,522,927$1,500,000$2,000,000$1,500,000
Library Materials$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,584,067$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Med. Workforce Training$0$0$0$0
Tomorrows Teachers Program$0$0$0$0
BSC Deferred Maintenance Reserve$0$0$0$0
University of Massachusetts$569,021,445$560,454,919$571,494,919$571,179,919
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$2,741,269$1,090,000$2,713,383$2,513,465
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture$0$0$0$250,000
Institute of Asian American Studies$0$0$0$300,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$406,114$0$0$400,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$2,030,570$2,000,000$0$0
Massachusetts Community Colleges$5,973,163$0$6,271,863$6,271,863
Community College SUCCESS Fund$7,106,995$0$10,500,000$0
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$51,902,594$50,156,535$52,086,936$52,608,005
Fitchburg State University$33,047,431$32,549,907$33,123,850$33,123,850
Framingham State University$32,887,262$32,392,150$33,040,587$33,040,587
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$18,452,091$18,174,298$18,554,535$18,554,535
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$0$0$0$50,000
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$49,955,553$49,203,480$50,070,156$50,070,156
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$203,057$0$0$200,000
Westfield State University$31,339,768$30,467,953$31,496,476$31,496,476
Worcester State University$30,480,682$29,621,801$30,751,079$30,676,398
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$20,725,230$20,413,215$20,783,873$20,783,873
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$19,264,191$18,974,172$19,355,243$19,355,243
Berkshire Community College$12,170,793$11,987,564$12,231,408$12,231,408
Bristol Community College$23,813,108$23,004,836$24,010,150$24,178,462
Veterans Educational Service Center at Bristol Community College$50,764$0$0$0
Cape Cod Community College$13,605,764$13,400,931$13,636,195$13,636,195
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$11,745,771$11,568,940$11,824,677$11,824,677
Holyoke Community College$22,651,167$22,310,157$22,720,196$22,770,196
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$17,729,699$17,462,781$17,820,111$17,820,112
Massasoit Community College$23,829,474$23,170,725$23,880,680$23,880,680
Mount Wachusett Community College$16,144,024$15,900,978$16,254,069$16,354,069
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$152,293$0$150,000$150,000
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$22,093,084$21,760,476$22,159,907$22,159,907
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College$24,523,843$24,154,641$24,600,186$24,600,186
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$24,036,815$23,324,945$24,215,048$24,215,048
Springfield Technical Community College$28,054,814$27,632,453$28,056,097$28,056,097
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$12,076,395$11,744,587$12,164,754$12,164,754
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$939,139$925,000$925,000$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$537,942$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$26,337,893$25,941,380$26,415,065$26,465,065
Bunker Hill Community College$29,924,679$29,074,168$30,109,026$30,109,026
PACE Initiative$304,585$0$300,000$0
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,398,487$5,317,214$6,529,017$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$0$0
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$14,861,296$10,430,745$10,430,745$10,430,745
College Affordability and Success Trust Fund$0$0$0$0
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