Working with my DS on his NROTC application. One of the requirements is that one of their top three schools be one where they qualify for in state rates. Our state (Illinois) only has one public school that offers NROTC. That school has a student population of over 30K which is about 3 times the size of campus that my son is looking for. Does he have any other choice if our state only offers one school? What happens to a candidate who lives in a state that has no public schools that offer NROTC?