RAND at a Glance


  • 1,800Staff

    Our people bring a diverse range of professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds to their project teams.

  • 46Countries

    With locations in North America, Europe, and Australia, RAND attracts top talent from almost four dozen nations.

  • 71Languages

    Many of our staff are multilingual. Languages spoken include Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

  • 57%Hold Doctorates

    Well over half our research staff of ~850 hold one or more doctorates—and another 34 percent hold one or more master's degrees—in a vast array of disciplines.


DegreePercentage of Total

* Doctorates include MDs (3%) and JDs (1%)

Doctorates by Discipline

DisciplinePercentage of Total
Arts & letters3%
Behavioral sciences9%
Business & law5%
Computer sciences5%
International relations9%
Life sciences9%
Math, operations research, statistics6%
Physical sciences5%
Policy analysis10%
Political sciences7%
Social sciences11%


The RAND Corporation is a global organization with offices throughout the world.

The RAND Corporation is a global organization with offices throughout the world.

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  • 350Clients and Grantors

    Last year, we performed work for more than 350 clients and grantors, including government agencies, international organizations, and foundations.

  • 630New Projects

    Through more than 1,700 projects (including more than 630 new ones in 2014), RAND provides research services, systematic analysis, and innovative thinking to a global clientele.

  • 1,000Publications

    Last year, we added more than 500 RAND publications and almost 500 journal articles to our growing library—14,000 and counting—of reports, podcasts, videos, tools, and commentary, almost all of which can be downloaded for free at www.RAND.org.

  • 6.8MWeb Downloads
  • 84K+Twitter Followers

Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • 2:1Faculty-Student Ratio

    Faculty are drawn from among RAND's staff of 1,000+ research professionals.

  • 45Years

    Founded in 1970 as one of eight graduate programs created to train future leaders in public policy, the graduate school is the only one based at a public policy research organization.

  • 300+Graduates

    The graduate school has granted more Ph.D.’s in policy analysis than any university in the world. Alumni can be found making a difference for employers in government, academia, private industry, and other nonprofit organizations.


Expense Type Percentage of Total
Research and analysis 76%
Staff development, information technology, and other administration 13%
Facilities 10%
Fundraising expenses 1%
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Source Amount
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $63M
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $52.3M
U.S. Air Force $36.5M
U.S. Army $33.1M
Other $21M
State, local, and other government agencies $16M
Foundations $12.7M
Universities $8.7M
Other federal agencies $7.8M
Philanthropic contributions $7.2M
Private sector $4.8M

*FY2014, net of subcontracts and RAND-initiated research.


  • Government Agencies
  • Private Sector
  • Foundations
  • Philanthropic Contributions
  • Endowment Operations
  • People & Ideas Program

    Supports innovative research on issues crucial to the policy debate but that reach beyond the boundaries of traditional client funding.

Mission and Values

Mission: To help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis

Core Values: Quality and objectivity