Who Are We

The College Collective is dedicated to students all over the world pursuing their dreams, and to those who are struggling with the massive cost of those dreams.

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Trey Barrow and I currently work as a web and graphic designer for my company The Idealist Designer; as well as write for a variety of publications as a freelance writer.

You can read more about who I am here; but I want to take the time to tell you about my newest project: The College Collective

What Is It?

The College Collective is a community driven blog dedicated to college students by college students. With the number of students struggling with the price of education, The College Collective is here to bring a voice to the issue.

What Do We Write?

While the primary mission of The College Collective is to oppose student debt, we pretty much write about all things college related. From life hacks, to class advice; here’s a breakdown of our current categories:

1. College Life

This is a catagory dedicated to the ends and outs of college life. This is where you’ll find your advice articles, relationship ramblings, and just plain relatable stuff for college kids.

2. Student Debt

This is where The College Collective takes the fight to student debt. Here we’ll be posting articles on different ways to deal with the issue as well as giving shout outs to fellow college students dealing with it.

3. Faith

Faith is a huge cornerstone in my life and I can’t imagine what my college experience would have been like without it. As such, I can’t imagine faith not being a central part of this blog. Here’s where you can read refreshing articles to refuel your tank, cuz lets face it, we all need to.

4. My Journey

This section is going to be a bit more personal. I’ll be documenting my own journey to get back into school and finish my degree. This will also be where I occasionally talk about different things in my life and give everyone a better glimpse of who’s writing all these articles.

5. Adulthood

The Adulthood catagory is all about providing real and relatable articles about adjusting to adult life both in and out of college.


We’re starting small but it’s my goal to launch this thing onto the screens of college students everywhere. With so many great minds looking for ways to deal with such a huge issue, there’s no excuse why we can’t all come together and overcome the mountain of student debt once and for all!

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