Mission and Objectives

Driving thought leadership

Since 1998, leaders in the education, nonprofit and public sectors have turned to the TIAA Institute for objective, actionable information to make better-informed decisions. Through our research, convenings, award programs and collaborations, we build and share knowledge in two primary areas:

Financial Security: Retirement plan design, lifetime income and retirement security, behavioral finance, and financial literacy, capability and wellness

Higher Education: Academic workforce trends and issues, higher education leadership, innovation and financial sustainability

The insights surfaced through our work help advance real-world solutions to complex problems.