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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY22$1,393,850,710$1,393,850,710
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
9.3%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY22 GAA$1,393,850,710$1,393,850,710
FY22 Leg$1,393,850,710$1,393,850,710
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
FY18FY19FY20FY21FY22
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,598,533$1,566,041$1,541,641$1,522,927$1,500,000
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$133,211$560,747$270,198$253,821$250,000
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,877,360$2,818,874$2,774,954$2,741,269$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0$0$1,500,000
UMass Center at Springfield$266,422$261,007$256,940$0$0
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$1,065,689$0$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$0$365,410$359,716$355,350$350,000
Department of Higher Education$4,157,874$4,983,485$4,874,148$5,463,782$5,453,287
New England Board of Higher Education$391,641$384,463$697,079$373,879$368,250
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$1,513,840$1,541,641$2,944,326$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,145,934$1,356,191$1,414,199$1,507,698$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$1,033,718$2,088,055$2,055,522$3,045,855$6,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$206,744$0$0$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,828,582$6,453,878$7,947,092$7,406,413$7,294,911
Performance Management Set Aside$2,717,507$2,662,270$2,623,007$2,591,167$2,552,157
STEM Starter Academy$4,529,178$4,959,130$4,881,864$4,822,604$4,750,000
Adult College Transition Services$402,298$662,957$513,880$507,642$550,000
Public Matching Grants for Private Funds$0$0$10,277,609$0$0
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$0$0$5,138,804$0$0
SARA Implementation$0$135,724$51,388$0$0
Community College Workforce Grants$799,267$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$0$2,612,875$2,697,395$5,553,477$5,834,270
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$1,472,693$1,774,846$2,058,581$2,033,592$2,002,978
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$102,149,828$107,938,640$108,531,550$125,387,691$130,500,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$532,844$522,014$1,027,761$1,522,927$2,000,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,328,445$5,742,150$5,652,685$5,584,067$5,500,000
University of Massachusetts$547,279,627$542,024,605$573,536,615$569,021,445$571,194,919
Office of Dispute Resolution$799,267$1,033,587$1,120,259$2,741,269$2,713,465
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture$0$0$0$0$250,000
Institute of Asian American Studies$0$0$0$0$300,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$133,211$417,611$411,104$406,114$400,000
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$2,131,378$2,088,055$2,055,522$2,030,570$0
Massachusetts Community Colleges$0$2,871,740$2,941,860$5,973,163$6,271,863
Community College SUCCESS Fund$0$0$0$7,106,995$10,500,000
Bridgewater State University$46,760,266$47,294,086$49,706,386$51,902,594$52,608,005
Fitchburg State University$30,571,891$30,960,988$32,228,511$33,047,431$33,123,850
Framingham State University$29,596,706$30,755,423$31,954,119$32,887,262$33,040,587
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$17,171,140$17,330,280$17,981,352$18,452,091$18,554,535
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$79,927$78,302$51,388$0$50,000
Salem State University$46,368,176$47,057,755$48,635,437$49,955,553$50,070,156
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$0$0$0$203,057$200,000
Westfield State University$28,653,139$29,131,389$30,129,385$31,339,768$31,496,476
Worcester State University$27,782,485$28,176,808$29,419,392$30,480,682$30,751,398
Massachusetts College of Art$19,265,739$19,534,889$20,211,550$20,725,230$20,783,873
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$17,432,603$17,674,523$18,844,364$19,264,191$19,355,243
Berkshire Community College$11,558,471$11,657,899$11,877,349$12,170,793$12,231,408
Bristol Community College$21,845,666$21,944,823$22,776,882$23,813,108$24,253,462
Veterans Educational Service Center at Bristol Community College$0$0$0$50,764$0
Cape Cod Community College$12,784,621$12,888,495$13,266,299$13,605,764$13,636,195
Greenfield Community College$11,162,959$11,225,828$11,443,275$11,745,771$11,824,677
Holyoke Community College$21,223,966$21,440,755$22,017,042$22,651,167$22,820,196
Massachusetts Bay Community College$16,016,476$15,544,961$17,099,955$17,729,699$17,820,112
Massasoit Community College$22,129,644$22,424,705$22,987,198$23,829,474$23,880,680
Mount Wachusett Community College$15,380,069$15,614,841$16,052,470$16,144,024$16,404,069
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$106,569$156,604$154,164$152,293$150,000
Northern Essex Community College$20,755,692$20,835,272$21,525,665$22,093,084$22,159,907
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$852,454$1,252,928$0$0$0
North Shore Community College$22,821,819$22,885,638$23,764,066$24,523,843$24,600,186
Quinsigamond Community College$21,902,011$22,253,470$22,700,270$24,036,815$24,215,048
Springfield Technical Community College$26,476,129$26,616,663$27,281,871$28,054,814$28,056,097
Roxbury Community College$11,321,630$11,442,765$11,644,980$12,076,395$12,164,754
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$959,120$965,725$950,679$939,139$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$564,648$553,171$544,552$537,942$529,843
Middlesex Community College$24,595,975$24,733,257$25,530,432$26,337,893$26,605,065
Bunker Hill Community College$27,652,425$28,051,189$28,684,405$29,924,679$30,609,026
PACE Initiative$106,569$208,805$205,552$304,585$300,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,666,496$5,551,317$5,464,825$5,398,487$6,529,017
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$1,044,027$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$3,876,444$14,200,172$12,514,506$14,861,296$10,430,745
FY18FY19FY20FY21FY22
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$1,598,533$1,566,041$1,541,641$1,522,927$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$133,211$560,747$270,198$253,821$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$2,877,360$2,818,874$2,774,954$2,741,269$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0$0$1,500,000
UMass Center at Springfield$266,422$261,007$256,940$0$0
Medical School Educational Track on Integrated Health$1,065,689$0$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Lease Costs$0$0$0$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$0$365,410$359,716$355,350$350,000
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$4,157,874$4,983,485$4,874,148$5,463,782$5,453,287
Office of Coordination$0$0$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$391,641$384,463$697,079$373,879$368,250
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$0$1,513,840$1,541,641$2,944,326$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,145,934$1,356,191$1,414,199$1,507,698$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$1,033,718$2,088,055$2,055,522$3,045,855$6,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$206,744$0$0$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$4,828,582$6,453,878$7,947,092$7,406,413$7,294,911
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,717,507$2,662,270$2,623,007$2,591,167$2,552,157
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$4,529,178$4,959,130$4,881,864$4,822,604$4,750,000
Youth Venture$0$0$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$402,298$662,957$513,880$507,642$550,000
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$0$0$10,277,609$0$0
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$0$0$5,138,804$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
SARA Implementation$0$135,724$51,388$0$0
Community College Workforce Grants$799,267$0$0$0$0
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$0$2,612,875$2,697,395$5,553,477$5,834,270
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$1,472,693$1,774,846$2,058,581$2,033,592$2,002,978
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$102,149,828$107,938,640$108,531,550$125,387,691$130,500,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$532,844$522,014$1,027,761$1,522,927$2,000,000
Library Materials$0$0$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,328,445$5,742,150$5,652,685$5,584,067$5,500,000
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$547,279,627$542,024,605$573,536,615$569,021,445$571,194,919
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$799,267$1,033,587$1,120,259$2,741,269$2,713,465
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture$0$0$0$0$250,000
Institute of Asian American Studies$0$0$0$0$300,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$133,211$417,611$411,104$406,114$400,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$2,131,378$2,088,055$2,055,522$2,030,570$0
Massachusetts Community Colleges$0$2,871,740$2,941,860$5,973,163$6,271,863
Community College SUCCESS Fund$0$0$0$7,106,995$10,500,000
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$46,760,266$47,294,086$49,706,386$51,902,594$52,608,005
Fitchburg State University$30,571,891$30,960,988$32,228,511$33,047,431$33,123,850
Framingham State University$29,596,706$30,755,423$31,954,119$32,887,262$33,040,587
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$17,171,140$17,330,280$17,981,352$18,452,091$18,554,535
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$79,927$78,302$51,388$0$50,000
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0$0$0
Salem State University$46,368,176$47,057,755$48,635,437$49,955,553$50,070,156
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$0$0$0$203,057$200,000
Westfield State University$28,653,139$29,131,389$30,129,385$31,339,768$31,496,476
Worcester State University$27,782,485$28,176,808$29,419,392$30,480,682$30,751,398
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$19,265,739$19,534,889$20,211,550$20,725,230$20,783,873
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$17,432,603$17,674,523$18,844,364$19,264,191$19,355,243
Berkshire Community College$11,558,471$11,657,899$11,877,349$12,170,793$12,231,408
Bristol Community College$21,845,666$21,944,823$22,776,882$23,813,108$24,253,462
Veterans Educational Service Center at Bristol Community College$0$0$0$50,764$0
Cape Cod Community College$12,784,621$12,888,495$13,266,299$13,605,764$13,636,195
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$11,162,959$11,225,828$11,443,275$11,745,771$11,824,677
Holyoke Community College$21,223,966$21,440,755$22,017,042$22,651,167$22,820,196
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$16,016,476$15,544,961$17,099,955$17,729,699$17,820,112
Massasoit Community College$22,129,644$22,424,705$22,987,198$23,829,474$23,880,680
Mount Wachusett Community College$15,380,069$15,614,841$16,052,470$16,144,024$16,404,069
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$106,569$156,604$154,164$152,293$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$20,755,692$20,835,272$21,525,665$22,093,084$22,159,907
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$852,454$1,252,928$0$0$0
North Shore Community College$22,821,819$22,885,638$23,764,066$24,523,843$24,600,186
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$21,902,011$22,253,470$22,700,270$24,036,815$24,215,048
Springfield Technical Community College$26,476,129$26,616,663$27,281,871$28,054,814$28,056,097
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$11,321,630$11,442,765$11,644,980$12,076,395$12,164,754
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$959,120$965,725$950,679$939,139$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$564,648$553,171$544,552$537,942$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$24,595,975$24,733,257$25,530,432$26,337,893$26,605,065
Bunker Hill Community College$27,652,425$28,051,189$28,684,405$29,924,679$30,609,026
PACE Initiative$106,569$208,805$205,552$304,585$300,000
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,666,496$5,551,317$5,464,825$5,398,487$6,529,017
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$1,044,027$0$0$0
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$3,876,444$14,200,172$12,514,506$14,861,296$10,430,745
College Affordability and Success Trust Fund$0$0$0$0$0
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