ROTC Numbers Up At Kansas Colleges

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ While there are many new students donning
Kansas college colors this fall, even more are wearing green.

Officials at the University of Kansas and Kansas State report an increase of at least 20 percent in the number of Army ROTC cadets on campus this semester.

Nationally, there are 30,721 Army ROTC cadets.

Army Cadet Command spokesman Paul Kotakis says there isn't a single factor for an increase in ROTC programs. He said it was likely a combination of the scholarship opportunities, leadership training and family experience with the military.