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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY23 GAA$1,618,917,954$1,618,917,954
FY22$1,457,665,339$1,397,218,642
FY21$1,516,950,791$1,358,817,051
FY20$1,494,299,810$1,308,574,151
FY19$1,421,364,371$1,225,337,637
FY18$1,388,162,355$1,172,408,867
FY17$1,417,905,426$1,171,272,971
FY16$1,444,817,599$1,171,705,452
FY15$1,379,831,568$1,111,617,774
FY14$1,316,755,261$1,053,265,978
FY13$1,196,376,258$942,313,456
FY12$1,151,439,011$891,887,177
FY11$1,254,921,713$944,310,489
FY10$1,375,849,426$1,015,168,456
FY09$1,301,035,922$950,610,942
FY08$1,416,408,364$1,020,615,071
FY07$1,596,162,459$1,108,998,838
FY06$1,344,924,898$910,771,263
FY05$1,282,682,588$837,002,534
FY04$1,179,558,615$747,258,269
FY03$1,380,959,814$855,966,271
FY02$1,486,978,452$901,813,375
FY01$1,625,888,402$968,901,747

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

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Funding for Higher Education
2.9%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY23 GAA$1,618,917,954$1,618,917,954
FY23 Leg$1,618,917,954$1,618,917,954
FY23 Sen$1,561,967,952$1,561,967,952
FY23 SWM$1,559,374,952$1,559,374,952
FY23 Hou$1,559,570,182$1,559,570,182
FY23 HWM$1,557,970,182$1,557,970,182
FY23 Gov$1,454,790,463$1,454,790,463
FY22$1,457,665,339$1,397,218,642
FY22 GAA$1,454,151,703$1,393,850,710

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY22FY23 GovFY23 HouFY23 SenFY23 GAA
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,564,893$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$260,816$0$250,000$0$250,000
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,816,808$2,700,000$2,700,000$0$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$1,564,893$0$0$1,500,000$1,500,000
UMass Center at Springfield$0$0$250,000$0$250,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$365,142$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
Department of Higher Education$5,744,918$2,653,142$4,253,142$5,603,142$12,303,142
New England Board of Higher Education$384,181$368,250$368,250$368,250$368,250
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$1,512,730$0$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,549,244$1,485,000$1,485,000$1,485,000$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$6,259,573$8,746,700$9,000,000$9,000,000$9,000,000
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$7,610,505$7,294,911$7,294,911$7,294,911$7,294,911
Performance Management Set Aside$2,662,569$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157
STEM Starter Academy$4,955,495$4,750,000$4,750,000$0$4,750,000
Adult College Transition Services$573,794$0$500,000$0$500,000
Public Matching Grants for Private Funds$372,023$0$20,000,000$0$20,000,000
Becker College Nursing Program Support$2,947,216$0$0$0$0
State University & Community College Mental Health Supports$0$0$0$4,228,000$4,228,000
State University Incentive Grants$6,086,673$9,001,345$6,334,150$9,001,345$9,001,345
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$2,089,631$2,005,111$2,005,111$4,000,000$4,000,000
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$136,145,712$155,768,960$156,020,960$175,150,000$175,150,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$2,086,524$0$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,737,942$5,500,000$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
University of Massachusetts$595,906,045$583,817,602$648,516,000$648,971,000$664,121,000
Office of Dispute Resolution$2,969,542$2,713,465$2,713,465$2,713,465$2,713,465
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture$260,816$0$0$250,000$250,000
Institute of Asian American Studies$312,979$0$300,000$300,000$300,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$417,305$0$0$400,000$400,000
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$2,000,000$0$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$6,543,197$9,530,811$6,517,896$9,530,811$9,530,811
Community College SUCCESS Fund$10,954,253$10,500,000$14,000,000$10,500,000$14,000,000
Bridgewater State University$54,883,941$55,946,159$56,964,695$58,104,389$58,104,389
Fitchburg State University$34,556,859$35,290,760$35,986,426$35,986,426$35,986,426
Framingham State University$34,469,994$35,164,915$35,934,625$35,934,625$35,934,625
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$19,357,244$19,705,960$20,139,258$20,039,258$20,139,258
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$52,163$0$0$50,000$50,000
Salem State University$52,236,299$53,345,829$54,282,662$54,282,662$54,282,662
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$208,652$0$0$200,000$200,000
Westfield State University$32,859,082$33,519,487$34,211,799$34,211,799$34,211,799
Worcester State University$32,081,770$32,665,392$33,386,414$33,336,414$33,386,414
Massachusetts College of Art$21,683,028$22,116,310$22,482,084$22,482,084$22,482,084
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$20,192,593$20,562,308$20,913,427$20,913,427$21,413,427
Berkshire Community College$12,760,565$12,386,712$12,645,272$12,645,272$12,645,272
Bristol Community College$25,302,719$24,620,727$25,205,756$25,666,792$25,716,792
Cape Cod Community College$14,226,126$13,887,587$14,148,161$14,148,160$14,148,161
Greenfield Community College$12,336,238$12,024,066$12,307,497$12,307,497$12,307,497
Holyoke Community College$23,807,447$23,038,528$23,464,565$23,414,564$23,464,565
Massachusetts Bay Community College$18,591,049$18,050,983$18,429,683$18,429,683$18,429,683
Massasoit Community College$24,913,810$24,359,436$24,798,111$24,798,112$24,798,112
Mount Wachusett Community College$17,113,744$16,549,398$16,915,165$16,965,165$16,965,165
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$156,489$0$150,000$150,000$150,000
Northern Essex Community College$23,118,592$22,504,931$23,026,013$22,926,014$23,026,014
North Shore Community College$25,664,443$25,049,575$25,517,333$25,517,333$25,517,333
Quinsigamond Community College$25,262,643$24,610,256$25,189,925$25,189,925$25,189,925
Springfield Technical Community College$29,269,864$28,416,951$28,870,782$28,870,782$28,870,782
Roxbury Community College$12,691,028$12,324,448$12,594,637$12,594,637$12,594,637
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$965,017$1,128,694$1,128,694$1,128,694$1,128,694
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$552,765$529,843$529,843$529,843$529,843
Middlesex Community College$27,756,058$26,944,308$27,461,338$27,521,338$27,521,338
Bunker Hill Community College$31,933,239$31,198,420$31,863,950$31,863,950$31,863,950
PACE Initiative$312,979$0$300,000$0$300,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$6,811,476$6,529,017$6,529,017$6,529,017$6,529,017
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$10,882,002$10,432,009$10,432,008$10,432,009$10,432,009
FY22FY23 GovFY23 HouFY23 SenFY23 GAA
Mass. STEM Grant Fund$0$0$0$0$0
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$0$0$0$0$0
Commonwealth Covenant Fund Transfer$0$0$0$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,564,893$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
Commonwealth Covenant Fund$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
State and Community College Capital Projects$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Campus Facility Capital Projects$0$0$0$0$0
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center$0$0$0$0$0
KERR MILL PROJECT IN FALL RIVER$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Nanotech$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community Colleges$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$260,816$0$250,000$0$250,000
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1067$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
Community Colleges Collective Bargaining$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Star Store$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Science Facility$0$0$0$0$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,816,808$2,700,000$2,700,000$0$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$1,564,893$0$0$1,500,000$1,500,000
UMass Center at Springfield$0$0$250,000$0$250,000
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$0$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$365,142$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$5,744,918$2,653,142$4,253,142$5,603,142$12,303,142
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$384,181$368,250$368,250$368,250$368,250
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$1,512,730$0$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,549,244$1,485,000$1,485,000$1,485,000$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$6,259,573$8,746,700$9,000,000$9,000,000$9,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$0$0$0$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$7,610,505$7,294,911$7,294,911$7,294,911$7,294,911
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,662,569$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157$2,552,157
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$4,955,495$4,750,000$4,750,000$0$4,750,000
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$573,794$0$500,000$0$500,000
Rapid Response Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$0$0$0$0
National Guard Fee Waivers$0$0$0$0$0
Higher Education Consultant$0$0$0$0$0
Public Matching Grants for Private Funds$372,023$0$20,000,000$0$20,000,000
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Mass. Space Grant Consortium$0$0$0$0$0
Private Fundraising by Public Higher Education$0$0$0$0$0
Endowment Incentive Fund$0$0$0$0$0
Becker College Nursing Program Support$2,947,216$0$0$0$0
State University & Community College Mental Health Supports$0$0$0$4,228,000$4,228,000
SARA Implementation$0$0$0$0$0
Community College Workforce Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$6,086,673$9,001,345$6,334,150$9,001,345$9,001,345
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$2,089,631$2,005,111$2,005,111$4,000,000$4,000,000
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$136,145,712$155,768,960$156,020,960$175,150,000$175,150,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$2,086,524$0$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
Library Materials$0$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,737,942$5,500,000$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Med. Workforce Training$0$0$0$0$0
Tomorrows Teachers Program$0$0$0$0$0
BSC Deferred Maintenance Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
University of Massachusetts$595,906,045$583,817,602$648,516,000$648,971,000$664,121,000
Presidential Debate Security$0$0$0$0$0
Winter Moth Worm Study at UMass$0$0$0$0$0
Endowment Incentive Program$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Endowment Program$0$0$0$0$0
Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management$0$0$0$0$0
Commonwealth College Honors Program$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Biomedical Institute$0$0$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Tuition Reimbursement$0$0$0$0$0
Office of Dispute Resolution$2,969,542$2,713,465$2,713,465$2,713,465$2,713,465
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture$260,816$0$0$250,000$250,000
Institute of Asian American Studies$312,979$0$300,000$300,000$300,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$417,305$0$0$400,000$400,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$0$0$2,000,000$0$2,000,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges$6,543,197$9,530,811$6,517,896$9,530,811$9,530,811
Community College SUCCESS Fund$10,954,253$10,500,000$14,000,000$10,500,000$14,000,000
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$54,883,941$55,946,159$56,964,695$58,104,389$58,104,389
Fitchburg State University$34,556,859$35,290,760$35,986,426$35,986,426$35,986,426
Framingham State University$34,469,994$35,164,915$35,934,625$35,934,625$35,934,625
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$19,357,244$19,705,960$20,139,258$20,039,258$20,139,258
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$52,163$0$0$50,000$50,000
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$52,236,299$53,345,829$54,282,662$54,282,662$54,282,662
Salem State College - GTE/Sylvania Property Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Salem State College Aquaculture Program$0$0$0$0$0
Salem State Second-Degree Nursing Program$0$0$0$0$0
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$208,652$0$0$200,000$200,000
Westfield State University$32,859,082$33,519,487$34,211,799$34,211,799$34,211,799
Worcester State University$32,081,770$32,665,392$33,386,414$33,336,414$33,386,414
Worcester State College Latino Education Institute$0$0$0$0$0
Rockwood Field Improvements$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester State Matching Grant$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts College of Art$21,683,028$22,116,310$22,482,084$22,482,084$22,482,084
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$20,192,593$20,562,308$20,913,427$20,913,427$21,413,427
Berkshire Community College$12,760,565$12,386,712$12,645,272$12,645,272$12,645,272
Bristol Community College$25,302,719$24,620,727$25,205,756$25,666,792$25,716,792
Veterans Educational Service Center at Bristol Community College$0$0$0$0$0
Cape Cod Community College$14,226,126$13,887,587$14,148,161$14,148,160$14,148,161
Envir. Tech., Educ. and Job Training Partnership$0$0$0$0$0
FAA-Certified Airframe and Power Plant Program$0$0$0$0$0
Greenfield Community College$12,336,238$12,024,066$12,307,497$12,307,497$12,307,497
Holyoke Community College$23,807,447$23,038,528$23,464,565$23,414,564$23,464,565
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$18,591,049$18,050,983$18,429,683$18,429,683$18,429,683
Massasoit Community College$24,913,810$24,359,436$24,798,111$24,798,112$24,798,112
Mount Wachusett Community College$17,113,744$16,549,398$16,915,165$16,965,165$16,965,165
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$156,489$0$150,000$150,000$150,000
Field Maintenance$0$0$0$0$0
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$0$0$0$0
Mt. Wachusett Community College Renewable Energy$0$0$0$0$0
Northern Essex Community College$23,118,592$22,504,931$23,026,013$22,926,014$23,026,014
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College$25,664,443$25,049,575$25,517,333$25,517,333$25,517,333
North Shore Community College Public Policy Institute$0$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Essex Agricultural Institute$0$0$0$0$0
Quinsigamond Community College$25,262,643$24,610,256$25,189,925$25,189,925$25,189,925
Springfield Technical Community College$29,269,864$28,416,951$28,870,782$28,870,782$28,870,782
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$12,691,028$12,324,448$12,594,637$12,594,637$12,594,637
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$965,017$1,128,694$1,128,694$1,128,694$1,128,694
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$552,765$529,843$529,843$529,843$529,843
Roxbury Community College Technology Upgrades$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College Information Technology$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Community College$27,756,058$26,944,308$27,461,338$27,521,338$27,521,338
Bunker Hill Community College$31,933,239$31,198,420$31,863,950$31,863,950$31,863,950
PACE Initiative$312,979$0$300,000$0$300,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$6,811,476$6,529,017$6,529,017$6,529,017$6,529,017
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$0$0$0
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$10,882,002$10,432,009$10,432,008$10,432,009$10,432,009
College Affordability and Success Trust Fund$0$0$0$0$0
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