Moberly Area Community College has a home in Hannibal for at least the next two years.
The college will lease the AT&T building on Clinic Road for $1 a square foot. It’s a bargain the college couldn’t pass up, especially considering the site will be less expensive to renovate to class space.
The whole deal is great news for the local branch of the college, which has seen steadily growing enrollment ever since it opened doors in Hannibal.
This fall is no exception. Even with no confirmed facility for fall classes, enrollment has grown 7 percent. And students can continue to register until Aug. 26.
That says a lot about the need for a community college like Moberly in this corner of the state.
The college will be spending the next two years working to get its own facility built. In the meantime, major kudos to AT&T for offering space, both physical space and breathing space, to MACC at an affordable rate.