LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico State University may furlough faculty members to help trim $10.7 million from the budget.
The Albuquerque Journal reports the university is restructuring while enrollment declines and state funding drops.
University Provost Dan Howard says the faculty has been largely untouched by the process so far, and is the last place to look for cost savings.
He said furloughs are just one of the options up for consideration ahead of June budget decisions.
University regents unanimously nixed a 4.1 percent tuition and fee hike for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Low oil prices and state funding cuts are impacting public university budgets across New Mexico.
University of New Mexico tuition and fees will increase in the fall as the school anticipates a $7.9 million decrease in its budget.