History: East County

Serving East Snohomish County Since 1999

Everett Community College offered its first classes in Monroe in 1999 at Monroe High School through a partnership with Monroe Public Schools.

In September 2010, the East County Campus opened its doors in the Lake Tye Building to better serve residents and businesses of Monroe, Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Sultan, Granite Falls, Gold Bar, Index, Mill Creek and other areas.

Enrollment steadily increased, and by January 2013, the East County Campus was serving more than 480 students per quarter and expanding course offerings each quarter. The first full-time faculty member joined the East County Campus in the 2013-14 academic year to teach math and provide advising for students.

Jan. 13, 2011: Dignitaries cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the East County Campus in the Lake Tye Building in Monroe. From left: Then-EvCC Vice President of Instruction and Student Services Sandra Fowler-Hill, then-Monroe Mayor Robert Zimmerman, EvCC President David Beyer, then-EvCC East County Campus Director Sheila Dunn.

Growth and Expansion

The East County Campus continued to see increasing enrollment, and expanded our facility within the Lake Tye Building, adding administrative offices on the 2nd floor, TYE 283 (at the top of the grand staircase), and a student computer lab and testing center, TYE 295.


At East County, we are dedicated to the philosophy of responsive customer service and personalization. We are proud of this service, our fantastic faculty, and our beautiful location overlooking Lake Tye, which also offers free parking.