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.