A drop in enrollment this fall at Hampshire College has contributed to the deficit, officials say.

The Boston Globe reports.

Hampshire College confronts $2.6 million budget deficit

AMHERST — A drop in enrollment this fall has contributed to a $2.6 million budget deficit for Hampshire College, school officials say.

To cover the deficit, trustees are collectively donating $1.3 million, and Hampshire is leaving 15 positions unfilled from all areas, including the faculty ranks.

The enrollment decline hits particularly hard at Hampshire, which depends heavily on tuition for operating expenses. When school starts next week, the college expects to see 54 fewer students compared to last fall.