Higher Education

Helping leaders achieve outcomes that matter

The TIAA Institute serves as a trusted source of knowledge, helping higher education leaders navigate transformational changes. The Institute provides research and assembles leading thinkers with diverse views on critical topics to help leaders formulate well-reasoned strategic responses to critical issues in academic workforce trends, leadership and financial sustainability.  

Insights

Also produced by the TIAA Institute, Insights features reports addressing prominent issues in financial security, higher education, and philanthropy. While typically written for a primarily non-technical audience, Insights are prepared using the same level of academic rigor found in our other research publications, and can serve as valuable sources of information for a diverse group of readers.

June 2020

Some adjuncts appear to be unaware of their eligibility to participate in a retirement savings plan at the college or university where they work.

May 2020

The expected cost of health care in retirement is a major concern of older workers.

March 2020

Donations to higher education have soared in recent times, along with concerns about how the money is being used.

Research Reports

Original research produced by the TIAA Institute—both independently and in collaboration with noted scholars—examines topics of interest to the academic, nonprofit and public sectors. The reports combine statistical findings with thoughtful, data-driven observations and conclusions to provide in-depth analyses that are informative and appropriate for both technical and more academic audiences.

March 2020

Donations to higher education have soared in recent times, along with concerns about how the money is being used.

October 2019

Achieving and maintaining financial well-being is a goal of many individuals. Increasingly, it’s a goal employers have for their workforce, as well.

July 2018

Given the complexity – and risks – of choosing between a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan, how do university employees decide?