The Public Plans Data website is developed and maintained through a collaboration of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the MissionSquare Research Institute, and the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. 

Access the Public Plans Data website
The new Public Plans Data website has:

  • plan-level data for 210 state and local pension plans through FY 2020;
  • over 100 variables; and
  • annual data since 2001.


It allows users to:

  • browse “quick-fact” pages containing key statistics on individual plans and in the aggregate;
  • search data in real-time and produce customized tables by selecting specific variables; and
  • download the raw data to conduct in-depth analysis.


View the 2021 Q2 data update release.

Suggested citation: Public Plans Data. 2001-2020. Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, MissionSquare Research Institute, and National Association of State Retirement Administrators.