STRS Ohio Plays a Critical Role in Supporting and Sustaining the State of Ohio

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About STRS Ohio


State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio is one of the nation’s premier retirement systems, serving nearly 493,000 active, inactive and retired Ohio public educators. With investment assets of $77.6 billion (including short-term investments) as of June 30, 2017, STRS Ohio is one of the largest public pension funds in the country.

In fiscal year 2017, STRS Ohio paid more than $6.9 billion in service retirement, disability and survivor benefits to about 158,000 individuals including $566 million for health care coverage. STRS Ohio operates under the guidelines of Chapter 3307 of the Ohio Revised Code (R.C.) as enacted by the Ohio General Assembly. It is legally separate from and fiscally independent of state and local governments. The system invests in Ohio, too — holding more than $1.2 billion in investments in companies headquartered in Ohio.