Is This The End Of The College Boom?04:34
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University of Washington students walk on the campus between classes in October 2012, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
University of Washington students walk on the campus between classes in October 2012, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

The Census Bureau reports that the number of students pursuing college degrees has fallen for the first time since 2006.

The greatest decline happened among students age 25 and older.

Derek Thompson, business editor for The Atlantic, joins us to explain what the statistics mean.

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This segment aired on September 5, 2013.

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