CMU sees budget shortfall for current and 2017-18 fiscal years

CaptureCentral Michigan University today announced a budget deficit of more than ten-million dollars this fiscal year, with the expectation of an even bigger gap in the next fiscal year.

Budget officials attribute the budget shortfalls to a drop in student enrollment.

They say there’s been a decline in the number of high school graduates throughout the nation, and the midwest has been particularly hard hit. Low graduation numbers are expected to continue through the year 2023.

Officials say they’re beginning to work to determine the best was to cut budgets across campus.

Ken Kolbe, General Manager for CMU Public Broadcasting says budget cuts this year won’t have a substantial impact on programs or operations.