The administrators said the gap has been caused by a decline of about 500 students this year. The University of West Georgia had about 13,700 students last year, the seventh-largest enrollment of any public university in Georgia. The university’s current 12-month budget is about $208 million.
University administrators and state officials held a meeting at its Carrollton campus Monday afternoon to explain the situation and answer questions. Officials apologized for poor communication about the situation and vowed to have some answers in two weeks.