Booming East County Campus in Monroe

Yes, EvCC does have another location in Monroe that has been there for roughly a decade now. They have three large classrooms, a computer lab, Student Life and a “chill spot” for students to hang and study on the top floor, with the main office on the second floor.

Not many “main campus” EvCC students know about this location and if they do, they don’t know much. Cole Whitaker, general studies student stated, “Sure, I have heard of the East County Campus but all I really know about it is that it exists.” Whitaker continued on to say, “I would totally go to EvCC if I lived over there, because with the combination of online options and the East County Campus you probably wouldn’t have to actually drive to Everett much at all.”

Mostafa Ghous, director at EvCC’s East County Campus, stated they are looking for a larger location in the Monroe area by 2018. They have an average of 525 students during a full academic year and it’s the fastest growing off-site campus EvCC has. With three classrooms that hold 50-60 students, they see 130-140 students in a quarter during peak class times.

Jan Beaty-Adams, program manager, has been there for sixteen years and stated they are now offering several levels of calculus and science classes with a lab. You can earn your full AA degree at the East County Campus, with online classes available too, without ever needing to trek up to the main campus.  

Monroe has the largest number of Spanish speaking families in all of the Snohomish County area and EvCC does what they can to accommodate them. They will be hosting a Noche Entra Familia night for Spanish speaking families to gain more information on attending, where the mayor will be attending too. They are also hosting a “Know Your Rights” workshop with ‘NW immigration rights’ project to educate undocumented families on their rights in the US.

With all of this going on they have a robust Student Life with many events coming up. Only one Student Life coordinator is there part-time to coordinate all of the events, and because of the growth, they are currently looking for another coordinator.

If you live out East or know anyone who does, be sure to check out our East County campus and send prospective students their way for a tour.