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Budget Summary FY2010

Department of Higher Education
Data Current as of:  1/26/2010

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The Department of Higher Education is responsible for defining the mission of and coordinating the Commonwealth’s system of public higher education and its institutions. The Department of Higher Education works to create and maintain a system of public higher education which provides Massachusetts citizens with the opportunity to participate in academic and educational programs for their personal betterment and growth; to contribute to the area’s existing base of research and knowledge; and to contribute to the Commonwealth’s future economic growth and development.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 15A S. 1-41
Public Education
MGL C. 69 S. 30-31C
MGL C. 41 S. 108L
Career Incentive
MGL C. 73
State Colleges and Community Colleges


610 CMR
Board of Higher Education