STRS Ohio Media Kit

STRS Ohio is one of the largest public pension funds in the country, serving active, inactive and retired Ohio public educators. STRS Ohio is funded through investment returns and contributions made by members and their employers. STRS Ohio operates under the guidelines of Chapter 3307 of the Ohio Revised Code. It is legally separate from and fiscally independent of state and local governments.

The mission of STRS Ohio is to provide Ohio’s public educators a foundation for their financial security. The vision of STRS Ohio is to serve current and future Ohio public educators and their loved ones.

As of Aug. 31, 2023



total investments



active, inactive and retired
In August 2023



approved for service retirement benefits

Historical Funded Ratio (1993–2022)

The funded ratio is the pension plan’s assets as a percentage of what it owes to current and future retirees.

As of June 30, 2022

11.5 years

STRS Ohio funding period

This is how long STRS Ohio would need to fully fund benefits for current and future retirees.

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As of June 30, 2022


Market value of assets funded ratio

This looks at the pension fund’s assets as a percentage of what it owes to current and future retirees.

Membership Information

STRS Ohio members include public school teachers and administrators and higher education faculty. Members are employed by 1,121 school districts, vocational schools, colleges and universities, county boards of developmental disabilities, and community and charter schools.

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Average full-time active educator

(for fiscal 2022)


Years service credit


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Average new retiree with 34 or more years of service

(for retirement in fiscal 2022)


Annual benefit


Average Partial Lump-Sum Option Plan (PLOP) payment, if elected

Health care coverage:

Access to health care coverage is available for qualifying Defined Benefit and Combined Plan retirees and their families, as well as eligible disabled educators. Current enrollment is more than 108,000.

In fiscal 2022



paid in medical and pharmacy costs for the Health Care Program enrollees — an average of more than $1.1 million per day

Economic Impact

Select a county or district from the menu below to view the number of STRS Ohio members, earnings and benefits paid throughout the state.

in fiscal 2022
Number of active members
Total active member earnings
Number of benefit recipients
Total payments to benefit recipients

Pension benefits by county

in fiscal 2022
As of June 30, 2022

8 out of 10

STRS Ohio benefit recipients live in Ohio
As of June 30, 2022



STRS Ohio benefits distibuted among 88 counties

Media Contact

Daniel H. Minnich, Chief Communication Officer
[email protected]