System Membership and Assets

The National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) is constituted as an independent association dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of public retirement systems in the United States and its territories to which teachers belong and to promoting the rights and benefits of all present and future members of the systems.

NCTR began in 1924, affiliated with the National Education Association in 1937, and became an independent association in 1971. NCTR is constituted as a nonprofit tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Active Members

NCTR membership includes 68 state, territorial, and local pension systems. These systems serve more than 19 million active and retired teachers, non-teaching personnel, and other public employees; and have combined assets of over $2 trillion in their trust funds.

NCTR Active Member Roster (includes systems’ memberships and assets)