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Since 1998, leaders in the educational, nonprofit and public sectors across the U.S. have turned to the TIAA Institute for the objective, actionable information they need to address strategic challenges.

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Each time a liberal arts college closes its doors, commentators predict the imminent demise of small private institutions. But does the data back up this belief?

As market forces continue to reshape the higher education landscape, understanding the U.S. college presidency – and its inherent challenges and opportunities – is more important than ever.

The story of a generation drowning in debt is misleading for a number of reasons. This report looks at the landscape of student debt in the U.S. as well as trends and innovative approaches in private funding of higher education.

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Today’s retirees are living longer than ever before, creating the need for policy changes to help retirees stretch their savings accordingly.

Compared to previous generations, older women today carry more debt and are facing retirement in a more financially precarious position.

Target-date funds help hedge financial market risk, but these funds don’t lessen the risk of outliving your savings.

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Working with leading research centers, associations and think tanks across the nation helps the TIAA Institute tap into their diverse expertise and broaden its impact among its audiences. This yields reliable, data-driven information leaders need to make sound decisions.