Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Founding Date

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas is a state agency responsible for administering retirement and related benefits for public education employees in the state of Texas. TRS is passionate about improving the retirement security of their members by prudently investing and managing the trust assets and delivering benefits that make a positive difference in their lives. The agency improves the retirement security of its members through their best in class investment management and diligent delivery of pension and health care benefits. TRS has the largest public retirement system in Texas in both membership and assets, with nearly 1.9 million people and $200 billion in assets. The agency is the sixth largest public pension plan in the U.S. and is among the 20th largest in the world.


  • TRS provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to its members, and it is one of the largest public pension systems in the U.S.

  • The members include teachers, administrators, and other eligible employees of public school districts, as well as community colleges and universities.

  • The trust fund is sustained by principally 3 sources — contributions by members during their working years, contributions by the state, and investment revenues.