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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY24 Sen$2,006,977,339$2,006,977,339
FY24$1,914,792,688$1,931,720,066
FY23$1,697,889,475$1,612,140,187
FY22$1,528,116,816$1,392,793,790
FY21$1,580,965,817$1,344,637,945
FY20$1,574,531,267$1,309,197,818
FY19$1,508,597,058$1,234,857,923
FY18$1,472,909,250$1,181,158,580
FY17$1,482,074,864$1,162,450,280
FY16$1,528,617,846$1,177,057,668
FY15$1,455,097,395$1,113,050,468
FY14$1,382,529,505$1,050,027,782
FY13$1,261,476,520$943,409,328
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
28.4%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY24 Sen$2,006,977,339$2,006,977,339
FY24 SWM$2,005,932,339$2,005,932,339
FY25 House$1,938,179,810$1,938,179,810
FY25 HWM$1,940,174,810$1,940,174,810
FY25 Gov$1,995,508,222$1,995,508,222
FY24$1,914,792,688$1,931,720,066
FY24 Leg$1,738,604,349$1,753,974,166
FY23 GAA$1,705,027,750$1,618,917,954
FY22 GAA$1,529,276,426$1,393,850,710

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY24FY25 GovFY25 HouseFY24 Sen
STEM Pipeline Fund$961,500$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
Financial Aid Expansion$83,263,920$80,000,000$80,000,000$105,000,000
Higher Education Capital Funding$49,561,857$125,000,000$10,000,000$0
MassReconnect$19,824,743$24,000,000$24,000,000$0
Targeted In-Demand Scholarships$24,780,929$0$10,000,000$0
DHE Endowment Match$9,912,371$0$10,000,000$0
UMass Endowment Match$9,912,371$0$10,000,000$0
Free Community College Implementation Supports$11,894,846$0$0$0
Nursing Programs Free Community College$17,842,269$0$0$0
SUCCESS for State Universities$0$0$14,000,000$0
Free Community College$0$0$0$117,500,000
Community College and State University Wraparound Supports$0$0$0$10,000,000
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$247,809$250,000$250,000$250,000
Scholarship Program$49,561,857$0$0$0
Star Store$128,437$0$0$0
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$1,486,856$1,500,000$0$1,500,000
UMass Center at Springfield$297,371$0$300,000$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$1,486,856$900,000$900,000$1,400,000
Nursing Pipeline Grants$2,392,866$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$7,366,996$2,974,759$4,733,511$5,195,011
New England Board of Higher Education$375,208$378,525$378,525$378,525
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$1,348,083$725,000$1,450,000$1,360,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,471,987$1,485,000$1,485,000$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grant and Subsidies$11,481,390$12,616,733$12,600,000$13,100,000
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$7,230,987$7,294,911$7,294,911$7,294,911
Performance Management Set Aside$2,941,720$2,552,156$2,552,156$2,552,156
STEM Starter Academy$3,075,936$3,605,158$4,750,000$0
Adult College Transition Services$296,992$0$500,000$0
Public Matching Grants for Private Funds$2,643,082$0$0$0
State University & Community College Mental Health Supports$5,160,876$4,228,000$0$4,228,000
State University Incentive Grants$9,734,401$3,655,242$7,311,484$3,655,242
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$7,161,253$4,539,960$4,539,960$5,000,000
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$179,752,592$175,188,311$171,833,311$175,188,311
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$6,443,041$5,500,000$6,500,000$7,000,000
University of Massachusetts$681,080,957$760,555,874$770,555,874$760,630,874
Office of Dispute Resolution$3,333,668$3,013,465$3,213,465$3,013,465
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture $430,107$250,000$0$250,000
Institute of Asian American Studies$297,371$300,000$300,000$300,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$9,989,787$3,766,551$7,543,035$3,766,551
Community College SUCCESS Fund$13,877,320$14,000,000$14,075,000$18,322,212
Bridgewater State University$60,187,907$67,636,289$67,636,289$68,412,701
Fitchburg State University$36,715,448$41,443,969$41,443,969$41,443,969
Framingham State University$36,610,791$41,122,295$41,122,295$41,122,295
MA College of Liberal Arts$20,581,538$22,761,133$22,761,133$22,989,994
Gallery 51 at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$0$50,000$0$50,000
Salem State University$55,221,199$62,151,026$62,151,026$62,151,026
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$198,247$200,000$0$200,000
Westfield State University$34,990,082$39,096,094$39,096,094$39,096,094
Worcester State University$34,107,617$38,449,136$38,449,136$38,499,136
Massachusetts College of Art$22,960,236$25,851,608$25,851,609$25,851,609
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$21,848,758$24,311,925$24,311,925$24,311,925
Berkshire Community College$12,937,445$14,687,570$14,687,570$14,687,570
Bristol Community College$26,705,782$29,942,660$29,992,660$30,245,889
Cape Cod Community College$14,578,717$16,357,318$16,357,318$16,357,319
Greenfield Community College$12,672,123$14,392,538$14,392,538$14,392,538
Holyoke Community College$23,753,252$26,703,638$26,703,638$26,783,638
Massachusetts Bay Community College$18,936,256$21,309,616$21,394,616$21,309,616
Massasoit Community College$25,224,017$28,386,844$28,386,844$28,386,844
Mount Wachusett Community College$17,375,661$19,994,867$19,994,867$19,994,867
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$148,686$150,000$150,000$150,000
Northern Essex Community College$23,335,787$26,419,658$26,419,658$26,419,658
North Shore Community College$26,012,940$29,306,678$29,306,678$29,306,678
Quinsigamond Community College$25,868,489$29,490,323$29,490,323$29,540,323
Springfield Technical Community College$29,323,513$32,891,659$32,891,659$32,891,660
Roxbury Community College$12,876,241$14,517,293$14,517,293$14,517,293
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$1,118,803$1,128,694$1,128,694$1,128,694
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Retained Revenue$526,238$2,500,000$2,500,000$2,500,000
Middlesex Community College$27,982,408$31,719,817$31,719,817$31,719,817
Bunker Hill Community College$32,760,515$36,810,151$36,810,151$37,000,150
PACE Initiative$148,686$300,000$300,000$0
Health and Welfare Reserve for Higher Education Personnel$6,471,804$6,529,017$6,529,017$6,529,017
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$13,562,890$9,616,761$9,616,761$9,616,761
FY24FY25 GovFY25 HouseFY24 Sen
Mass. Science, Tech., Engineering and Mathematics (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$961,500$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
Commonwealth Covenant Fund$0$0$0$0
Financial Aid Expansion$83,263,920$80,000,000$80,000,000$105,000,000
Student Support Services$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Capital Funding$49,561,857$125,000,000$10,000,000$0
MassReconnect$19,824,743$24,000,000$24,000,000$0
Community College, State University, and$0$0$0$0
State Universities Student Services & Eq$0$0$0$0
UMass Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion I$0$0$0$0
Targeted In-Demand Scholarships$24,780,929$0$10,000,000$0
DHE Endowment Match$9,912,371$0$10,000,000$0
UMass Endowment Match$9,912,371$0$10,000,000$0
Free Community College Implementation Supports$11,894,846$0$0$0
Nursing Programs Free Community College$17,842,269$0$0$0
SUCCESS for State Universities$0$0$14,000,000$0
Free Community College$0$0$0$117,500,000
Community College and State University Wraparound Supports$0$0$0$10,000,000
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
Nanotech at UMass Amherst$0$0$0$0
UMass IBPO 432 A&B FY 1998-2000$0$0$0$0
UMass GEO FY 2000$0$0$0$0
UMS/Local 2322/UAW Article 24 FY 2000-2001$0$0$0$0
UMass GEO FY 2001$0$0$0$0
UMass SEIU Local 285B FY 1999-2001$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell GEO FY 2000-2001$0$0$0$0
Community College Faculty FY 2001$0$0$0$0
BHE MCC FY 2001$0$0$0$0
Community Colleges$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Police Officers$0$0$0$0
UMass Police Econ Ben 1998-2001$0$0$0$0
MTA/Mass State Col Assoc 2000-2001$0$0$0$0
Teamsters, Local 25, UMass Lowell Campus$0$0$0$0
Teamsters, Local 25, UMass Boston Campus$0$0$0$0
IBPO, Local 399, UMass Dartmouth Campus$0$0$0$0
Mass. State College Association$0$0$0$0
MTA/MCCC$0$0$0$0
Amherst/Boston MSP Faculty$0$0$0$0
Amherst USA/MTA$0$0$0$0
AFT Faculty Dartmouth$0$0$0$0
Mass. Society of Professors$0$0$0$0
BHE/MTA/NEA FY 2001 Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
MTA/NEA FY 2002 Costs$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
BHE FY 2004 Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMS Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Higher Ed. Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass FY02 Retro Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
Higher Ed. FY02 Retro Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Clerical/Technical$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Maintenance/Trade$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst/Boston MTA/NEA Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst MTA/NEA Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth AFSCME Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth MFT Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth ESU Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst AFSCME Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell SEIU Local 888 Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
Higher Ed. AFSCME Local 1067 Reserve - FY06$0$0$0$0
Higher Ed. AFSCME Local 1067 Reserve - FY07$0$0$0$0
MCCC Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
BHE APA Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
Higher Ed MSCA$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - AFSCME 1776$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - IBPO A&B$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - MTA/NEA USA/MT$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - MTA/NEA Class$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - MTA/NEA MSP$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst - MTA/NEA Prof$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston - MTA/NEA Class$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston - IBT Local 25$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth AFT$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth AFSCME 507$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth MFT Maintenance$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth - IBPO 399$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth - ESU 1895$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell - MTA/NEA MSP$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell - MTA/NEA Class$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell - MTA/NEA Maintenance$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell - IBT 25$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell - SEIU 888 Prof$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 432$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst, University Staff Association/MTA/NEA$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst, Non-Exempt Supervisors Unit, Unit B, MTA/NEA$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst/Boston, Massachusetts Society of Professors/Faculty Staff Union$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst/Boston, Professional Staff Union/MTA/NEA$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston, Classified Staff Union/MTA/NEA$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 25$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth, AFSCME$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 399$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth, AFT, Educational Services Unit$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell, Massachusetts Society of Professors$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell, MTA/NEA Clerical/Technical Unit$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell, MTA/NEA Maintenance/Trades Unit$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 25$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell, Service Employees International Union, Local 888$0$0$0$0
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$247,809$250,000$250,000$250,000
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1067$0$0$0$0
Board of Higher Education MTA/NEA$0$0$0$0
Board of Higher Education MTA/NEA MCCC$0$0$0$0
Board of Higher Education MTA/NEA MSCA$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth AFT/MFT$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth MFT Maintenance$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Council 93 Local 1776$0$0$0$0
State Universities Collective Bargaining Agreement Reserve$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining Agreement Reserve$0$0$0$0
Scholarship Program$49,561,857$0$0$0
UMass Star Store$0$0$0$0
UMass Science Facility$0$0$0$0
Star Store$128,437$0$0$0
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$1,486,856$1,500,000$0$1,500,000
UMass Center at Springfield$297,371$0$300,000$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$1,486,856$900,000$900,000$1,400,000
Nursing Pipeline Grants$2,392,866$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0
Concurrent Enrollment for Disabled Students$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$7,366,996$2,974,759$4,733,511$5,195,011
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$375,208$378,525$378,525$378,525
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$1,348,083$725,000$1,450,000$1,360,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,471,987$1,485,000$1,485,000$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grant and Subsidies$11,481,390$12,616,733$12,600,000$13,100,000
Nursing and Allied Health Education Workforce Development$0$0$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$7,230,987$7,294,911$7,294,911$7,294,911
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,941,720$2,552,156$2,552,156$2,552,156
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$3,075,936$3,605,158$4,750,000$0
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$296,992$0$500,000$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$2,643,082$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
Becker College’s nursing program$0$0$0$0
Higher Ed School Safety$0$0$0$0
State University & Community College Mental Health Supports$5,160,876$4,228,000$0$4,228,000
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$9,734,401$3,655,242$7,311,484$3,655,242
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$7,161,253$4,539,960$4,539,960$5,000,000
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$179,752,592$175,188,311$171,833,311$175,188,311
High Demand Scholarship Program$0$0$0$0
Library Materials$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$6,443,041$5,500,000$6,500,000$7,000,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Workforce Training$0$0$0$0
Tomorrows Teachers Program$0$0$0$0
BSC Deferred Maintenance Reserve$0$0$0$0
University of Massachusetts$681,080,957$760,555,874$770,555,874$760,630,874
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, UMass Boston$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$3,333,668$3,013,465$3,213,465$3,013,465
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture $430,107$250,000$0$250,000
Institute of Asian American Studies$297,371$300,000$300,000$300,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Startups$0$0$0$0
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Community Colleges$9,989,787$3,766,551$7,543,035$3,766,551
Community College SUCCESS Fund$13,877,320$14,000,000$14,075,000$18,322,212
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$60,187,907$67,636,289$67,636,289$68,412,701
Fitchburg State University$36,715,448$41,443,969$41,443,969$41,443,969
Framingham State University$36,610,791$41,122,295$41,122,295$41,122,295
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0$0
MA College of Liberal Arts$20,581,538$22,761,133$22,761,133$22,989,994
Gallery 51 at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$0$50,000$0$50,000
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$55,221,199$62,151,026$62,151,026$62,151,026
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$198,247$200,000$0$200,000
Westfield State University$34,990,082$39,096,094$39,096,094$39,096,094
Worcester State University$34,107,617$38,449,136$38,449,136$38,499,136
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$22,960,236$25,851,608$25,851,609$25,851,609
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$21,848,758$24,311,925$24,311,925$24,311,925
Mass. Maritime Academy Hydrokinetic Research$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Community College$12,937,445$14,687,570$14,687,570$14,687,570
Bristol Community College$26,705,782$29,942,660$29,992,660$30,245,889
Veterans Education Service Center at Bristol Community College$0$0$0$0
Cape Cod Community College$14,578,717$16,357,318$16,357,318$16,357,319
Environmental Technology, Education and Job Training Partnership$0$0$0$0
FAA-Certified Airframe and Power Plant Program$0$0$0$0
Greenfield Community College$12,672,123$14,392,538$14,392,538$14,392,538
Holyoke Community College$23,753,252$26,703,638$26,703,638$26,783,638
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$18,936,256$21,309,616$21,394,616$21,309,616
Massasoit Community College$25,224,017$28,386,844$28,386,844$28,386,844
Mount Wachusett Community College$17,375,661$19,994,867$19,994,867$19,994,867
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$148,686$150,000$150,000$150,000
Field Maintenance$0$0$0$0
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$0$0$0
Mount Wachusett Community College Renewable Energy Program$0$0$0$0
Northern Essex Community College$23,335,787$26,419,658$26,419,658$26,419,658
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College$26,012,940$29,306,678$29,306,678$29,306,678
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$25,868,489$29,490,323$29,490,323$29,540,323
Springfield Technical Community College$29,323,513$32,891,659$32,891,659$32,891,660
Center for Telecommunications and Information Technology$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$12,876,241$14,517,293$14,517,293$14,517,293
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$1,118,803$1,128,694$1,128,694$1,128,694
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Retained Revenue$526,238$2,500,000$2,500,000$2,500,000
Roxbury Community College Technology Upgrades$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College Information Technology Equipment$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Community College$27,982,408$31,719,817$31,719,817$31,719,817
Bunker Hill Community College$32,760,515$36,810,151$36,810,151$37,000,150
PACE Initiative$148,686$300,000$300,000$0
Health and Welfare Reserve for Higher Education Personnel$6,471,804$6,529,017$6,529,017$6,529,017
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$13,562,890$9,616,761$9,616,761$9,616,761
College Affordability and Success Trust Fund$0$0$0$0
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