Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2016

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Department of Higher Education

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The mission of the Board of Higher Education is to ensure that Massachusetts residents have the opportunity to benefit from a higher education that enriches their lives and advances their contributions to the civic life, economic development, and social progress of the Commonwealth. To that end, the programs and services of Massachusetts higher education must meet standards of quality commensurate with the benefits it promises and must be truly accessible to the people of the Commonwealth in all their diversity.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 15A S. 1-43 Public Education
MGL C. 69 S. 30-31C Education
MGL C. 41 S. 108L Career Incentive
MGL C. 73 State Colleges and Community Colleges


610 CMR Board of Higher Education



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