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 served 700 students in the 2014 Fall Quarter and over 650 students in 2015 Winter Quarter.  We have once again expanded our facility within the Lake Tye Building. Beginning March 25, the East County Campus administrative offices will be located on the 2nd floor, TYE 283 (at the top of the grand staircase). TYE 303 will again be a classroom, and TYE 373 will house both a Student Center (tutoring, bookstore, group work), and the East County Youth Re-Engagement office. TYE 283 will house reception, student services, campus services, a conference room, and full-time and associate faculty.


As part of our work at East County, we have seen our growth, in part, due to the philosophy of responsive customer service and personalization. We are proud of this service, and my expectation of all faculty and staff serving East County is that we will be responsive to student needs. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to support you in responding to student need.