AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) - The U.S. Army has announced it won't close the ROTC program at Georgia Regents University.
Army officials said Wednesday that the program at the Augusta university will be put on two-year probationary, and officials will re-evaluate the program after that.
The Augusta Chronicle reported that the Army announced in October that it was shutting down programs where 15 or fewer cadets graduated per year.
Republican Rep. John Barrow, whose district covers the university, says he's happy with the Army's decision and for students who are involved with the program.
University President Ricardo Azziz says the probationary period will give the university a chance to craft a better ROTC program at the school.
Georgia Regents University officials say 38 cadets have been commissioned into the military through the school's ROTC program.