Enhance the financial security and organizational effectiveness of TIAA clients and society-at-large through standard-setting research and thought leadership.
- Build critical knowledge on issues pertaining to financial security and higher education.
- Assemble leading thinkers with diverse views to explore key topics from multiple angles.
- Collaborate with premier organizations that can expand the Institute’s reach and impact.
- Produce communications in various formats for a broad audience.
Who We Serve
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 and make informed decisions. We conduct research on academic workforce trends, institutional leadership, financial sustainability and related issues.
Policymakers: Informing public policy
We provide actionable, objective research and insights to inform policymakers and others who influence our nation’s financial security. Institute research has had a direct affect on matters relating to financial literacy and retirement security.
Academic Researchers: Conducting and sponsoring rigorous academic research
With a team of economists and program staff, Fellows and strategic partners, the Institute conducts research and organizes convenings on issues critical to the academic community.
Foundations & Nonprofits: Increasing impact of foundations and endowments
We support foundations and nonprofits by focusing on their performance and impact.