Portland State pledges 4-year degree guarantee

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Portland State pledges 4-year degree guarantee

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by Associated Press and KGW Staff

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Posted on October 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 9:19 PM

PORTLAND -- A good chunk of the student body at Portland State University spends more than four years getting a degree.

The results at Oregon's largest public university are more debt and fewer seats in prerequisite classes.

School officials said Tuesday they have an answer: a four-year degree guarantee. The "guarantee" part is partly on the student, who must maintain a 2.0 GPA and meet with an adviser.

The university only assures that necessary courses will be available.

The school promises students in the program it will not charge them for the extra semesters it takes them to graduate if prerequisite classes are full.

The university shared examples of two "degree maps" for four-year programs: the bachelor of arts in biology and the bachelor of arts in finance.

Click for video of the complete press conference

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