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Enable tomorrow’s COBOL developer talent.
COBOL continues to underpin many business applications—but the developers that support them are retiring. Teach COBOL—a programming language critical to both business and IT. We help you enable students using the latest development tools and resources through our program.

Educator Assets

Everything you need to support your COBOL students is right here. From free software to dedicated courseware, this is an IT career in a box. We’re ready to help you build the next generation of COBOL developers.

Educator Assets

All Good, and All Free

  • Educational courseware and software.
  • COBOL community and support forums.
  • COBOL documentation, how-to tutorials, and on-demand videos.
All Good, and All Free

Success: Tried and Tested

  • A proven program with hundreds of educational partners.
  • Part of the robust, diverse and global COBOL network.
Success: Tried and Tested

Free COBOL Resources

Free ebook
Micro Focus™ Visual COBOL: A developer’s guide to modern COBOL
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Free ebook
Micro Focus™ Visual COBOL: New Application Modernization Tools for the Java Developer
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Build on Strength: COBOL—the foundation of application modernization
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Why Programmers Still Love COBOL
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COBOL Youth Culture
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  • “With many choices available, COBOL is still one of the best programming languages for helping new developers understand structured data.”

    Raymundo Avelino Aben Athar
    Under-Secretary for Integrated Information Technology Management
    Court of Justice of the Federal District and Territories

Become an Academic Partner Today

Whether you’re an educator, student, or employer, we can connect you with what you need through our COBOL Academic Partner Community.

Explore the COBOL Academic Program

Program Overview

Our COBOL Academic Program delivers valuable educational programs and resources for educators, students and employers committed to building the next generation of COBOL developers.

Academic Partners

Many of the best academic institutions have joined with Micro Focus to nurture the finest IT talent for the best opportunities.


Employers help shape today's IT workforce and build relationships with the COBOL talent needed to support their IT assets.


Students with COBOL skills are in demand. Discover the student benefits of the COBOL Academic Program.

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