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Higher Education

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY21 SWM$1,304,655,378$1,304,655,378
FY20$1,328,777,819$1,314,625,647
FY19$1,258,130,846$1,225,337,637
FY18$1,228,761,906$1,172,408,867
FY17$1,255,105,364$1,171,272,971
FY16$1,278,917,739$1,171,705,452
FY15$1,221,355,732$1,111,617,774
FY14$1,165,523,839$1,053,265,978
FY13$1,058,970,554$942,313,456
FY12$1,019,194,421$891,887,177
FY11$1,110,791,971$944,310,489
FY10$1,217,830,946$1,015,168,456
FY09$1,151,609,891$950,610,942
FY08$1,253,731,626$1,020,615,071
FY07$1,412,840,678$1,108,998,838
FY06$1,190,458,148$910,771,263
FY05$1,135,364,466$837,002,534
FY04$1,044,084,444$747,258,269
FY03$1,222,354,397$855,966,271
FY02$1,316,196,627$901,813,375
FY01$1,439,152,549$968,901,747
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Higher Education
6.0%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY21 SWM$1,304,655,378$1,304,655,378
FY21 HWM$1,342,784,042$1,342,784,042
FY21 Gov$1,322,098,252$1,322,098,252
FY20$1,328,777,819$1,314,625,647

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY20FY21 GovFY21 SWM
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,516,148$1,500,000$1,500,000
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$265,730$0$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,729,066$2,700,000$2,700,000
UMass Center at Springfield$252,691$0$0
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development$353,768$0$0
Department of Higher Education$4,990,320$2,436,847$4,186,847
New England Board of Higher Education$685,551$368,250$368,250
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$2,981,757$0$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,390,813$1,485,000$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$2,021,530$4,250,000$2,000,000
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$7,815,674$7,710,802$7,294,911
Performance Management Set Aside$2,579,631$2,552,157$2,552,157
STEM Starter Academy$4,801,135$4,750,000$0
Adult College Transition Services$505,383$0$0
Public Matching Grants for Private Funds$10,107,652$0$0
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$5,053,826$0$0
SARA Implementation$50,538$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$2,652,790$2,734,935$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$2,024,539$2,002,977$2,002,977
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$106,736,802$110,016,417$105,600,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$1,010,765$1,500,000$1,500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,559,208$5,500,000$5,500,000
University of Massachusetts$564,052,243$566,053,374$560,454,919
Office of Dispute Resolution$1,101,734$0$2,500,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$404,306$0$400,000
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$2,021,530$2,000,000$0
Massachusetts Community Colleges$2,893,211$2,941,619$0
Bridgewater State University$48,884,409$50,156,535$51,121,209
Fitchburg State University$31,695,559$32,549,907$32,549,907
Framingham State University$31,425,705$32,392,150$32,392,150
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$17,684,001$18,174,298$18,174,298
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$50,538$0$0
Salem State University$47,831,170$49,203,481$49,203,480
Frederick E. Berry Institute for Politics and Civic Engagement at Salem State University$202,153$0$0
Westfield State University$29,631,146$30,467,953$30,467,952
Worcester State University$28,932,894$29,621,800$29,621,800
Massachusetts College of Art$19,877,319$20,413,215$20,413,215
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$18,532,741$18,974,172$18,974,172
Berkshire Community College$11,680,937$11,987,564$11,987,564
Bristol Community College$22,400,229$23,004,836$23,454,606
Cape Cod Community College$13,046,918$13,400,931$13,400,931
Greenfield Community College$11,254,041$11,568,940$11,568,940
Holyoke Community College$21,652,954$22,310,157$22,310,157
Massachusetts Bay Community College$16,817,179$17,462,780$17,462,781
Massasoit Community College$22,607,067$23,170,725$23,170,725
Mount Wachusett Community College$15,787,016$15,900,978$15,900,978
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$151,615$0$150,000
Northern Essex Community College$21,169,702$21,760,477$21,760,476
North Shore Community College$23,371,088$24,154,641$24,154,641
Quinsigamond Community College$22,324,884$23,324,945$23,324,945
Springfield Technical Community College$26,830,720$27,632,452$27,632,453
Roxbury Community College$11,452,411$11,744,587$11,744,587
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$934,958$925,000$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$535,547$529,843$529,843
Middlesex Community College$25,108,244$25,941,380$25,941,380
Bunker Hill Community College$28,210,061$29,074,168$29,074,168
PACE Initiative$202,153$0$0
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,374,455$5,317,214$5,317,214
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$16,559,662$10,430,745$10,430,745
FY20FY21 GovFY21 SWM
Mass. STEM Grant Fund$0$0$0
Haverhill Satellite Center Trust Fund$0$0$0
Commonwealth Covenant Fund Transfer$0$0$0
STEM Pipeline Fund$1,516,148$1,500,000$1,500,000
Commonwealth Covenant Fund$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
UMass Amherst Nanotech$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Community Colleges$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Boston Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Lowell Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management$265,730$0$0
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1067$0$0$0
Higher Education Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Community College Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Dartmouth Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Amherst Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
State University Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
Community Colleges Collective Bargaining$0$0$0
UMass Star Store$0$0$0
UMass Science Facility$0$0$0
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve$2,729,066$2,700,000$2,700,000
Nano/Bio-Manufacturing Facility - UMass Lowell$0$0$0
UMass Center at Springfield$252,691$0$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$353,768$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$0$0$0
Department of Higher Education$4,990,320$2,436,847$4,186,847
Office of Coordination$0$0$0
Compact for Education$0$0$0
New England Board of Higher Education$685,551$368,250$368,250
Community College Development Education Program$0$0$0
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges$2,981,757$0$1,450,000
Foster Care Financial Aid$1,390,813$1,485,000$1,485,000
Dual Enrollment Grants and Subsidies$2,021,530$4,250,000$2,000,000
Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative$0$0$0
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver$7,815,674$7,710,802$7,294,911
Graduation Task Force Initiative$0$0$0
Performance Management Set Aside$2,579,631$2,552,157$2,552,157
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund$0$0$0
STEM Starter Academy$4,801,135$4,750,000$0
Youth Venture$0$0$0
Adult College Transition Services$505,383$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$10,107,652$0$0
Higher Education Public Safety Grants$5,053,826$0$0
Mass. Space Grant Consortium$0$0$0
Private Fundraising by Public Higher Education$0$0$0
Endowment Incentive Fund$0$0$0
SARA Implementation$50,538$0$0
Community College Workforce Grants$0$0$0
Completion Incentive Grants$0$0$0
State University Incentive Grants$2,652,790$2,734,935$0
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment$2,024,539$2,002,977$2,002,977
McNair Financial Assistance Program$0$0$0
State College Access Grants$0$0$0
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program$106,736,802$110,016,417$105,600,000
High Demand Scholarship Program$1,010,765$1,500,000$1,500,000
Library Materials$0$0$0
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program$5,559,208$5,500,000$5,500,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Med. Workforce Training$0$0$0
Tomorrows Teachers Program$0$0$0
BSC Deferred Maintenance Reserve$0$0$0
University of Massachusetts$564,052,243$566,053,374$560,454,919
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$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$1,101,734$0$2,500,000
Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund$404,306$0$400,000
UMass Medical School Medical Research$0$0$0
Innovation Voucher Program Fund$2,021,530$2,000,000$0
Massachusetts Community Colleges$2,893,211$2,941,619$0
Community College SUCCESS Fund$0$0$0
UMS Food Science Department$0$0$0
Bridgewater State University$48,884,409$50,156,535$51,121,209
Fitchburg State University$31,695,559$32,549,907$32,549,907
Framingham State University$31,425,705$32,392,150$32,392,150
MetroWest College Planning Center$0$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts$17,684,001$18,174,298$18,174,298
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 / Berkshire Cultural Resource Center$50,538$0$0
Mass. College of Liberal Arts Capacity Building$0$0$0
Salem State University$47,831,170$49,203,481$49,203,480
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$202,153$0$0
Westfield State University$29,631,146$30,467,953$30,467,952
Worcester State University$28,932,894$29,621,800$29,621,800
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$19,877,319$20,413,215$20,413,215
Mass. Maritime Academy Storer Engineering$0$0$0
Massachusetts Maritime Academy$18,532,741$18,974,172$18,974,172
Berkshire Community College$11,680,937$11,987,564$11,987,564
Bristol Community College$22,400,229$23,004,836$23,454,606
Cape Cod Community College$13,046,918$13,400,931$13,400,931
Envir. Tech., Educ. and Job Training Partnership$0$0$0
FAA-Certified Airframe and Power Plant Program$0$0$0
Greenfield Community College$11,254,041$11,568,940$11,568,940
Holyoke Community College$21,652,954$22,310,157$22,310,157
Holyoke Community College Home Information Center$0$0$0
Massachusetts Bay Community College$16,817,179$17,462,780$17,462,781
Massasoit Community College$22,607,067$23,170,725$23,170,725
Mount Wachusett Community College$15,787,016$15,900,978$15,900,978
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$151,615$0$150,000
Field Maintenance$0$0$0
Youth Venture$0$0$0
Civic Engagement Program$0$0$0
Mt. Wachusett Community College Renewable Energy$0$0$0
Northern Essex Community College$21,169,702$21,760,477$21,760,476
Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs$0$0$0
North Shore Community College$23,371,088$24,154,641$24,154,641
North Shore Community College Public Policy Institute$0$0$0
North Shore Community College Essex Agricultural Institute$0$0$0
Quinsigamond Community College$22,324,884$23,324,945$23,324,945
Springfield Technical Community College$26,830,720$27,632,452$27,632,453
Center for Telecommunications and Info. Tech.$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College$11,452,411$11,744,587$11,744,587
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center$934,958$925,000$925,000
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Revenue$535,547$529,843$529,843
Roxbury Community College Technology Upgrades$0$0$0
Roxbury Community College Information Technology$0$0$0
Middlesex Community College$25,108,244$25,941,380$25,941,380
Bunker Hill Community College$28,210,061$29,074,168$29,074,168
PACE Initiative$202,153$0$0
Higher Education Health and Welfare Reserve$5,374,455$5,317,214$5,317,214
Lyme Disease PrEP$0$0$0
Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement$0$0$0
National Guard Tuition and Fee Waivers$16,559,662$10,430,745$10,430,745
College Affordability and Success Trust Fund$0$0$0