RAND at a Glance


  • 1,875Staff

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

  • 53Countries

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

  • 75Languages

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

  • 56%Hold Doctorates

    Well over half our research staff of ~1,100 hold one or more doctorates—and another 36 percent hold one or more master's degrees—in a vast array of disciplines.


DegreePercentage of Total

* Doctorates include MDs and JDs

Doctorates by Discipline

DisciplinePercentage of Total
Arts & letters3%
Behavioral sciences8%
Business & law5%
Computer sciences4%
International relations8%
Life sciences9%
Math, operations research, statistics6%
Physical sciences5%
Policy analysis10%
Political sciences8%
Social sciences13%


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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  • 375Clients and Grantors

    Last year, we performed work for more than 375 clients and grantors, including government agencies, international organizations, and foundations.

  • 600New Projects

    Through more than 1,750 projects (including more than 600 new ones in 2015), RAND provides research services, systematic analysis, and innovative thinking to a global clientele.

  • 950Publications

    Last year, we added more than 550 RAND publications and more than 400 journal articles to our growing online library—15,500 and counting—of reports, podcasts, videos, tools, and commentary, most of which can be downloaded at www.rand.org.

  • 7.4MWeb Downloads
  • 110KTwitter Followers

Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • 2:1Faculty-Student Ratio

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

  • 46Years

    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.

  • 350+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 15%
Facilities 8%
Fundraising expenses 1%
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Source Amount
Other federal agencies $14.6M
State and local government agencies $6.7M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $18.2M
Universities $1.5M
Other nonprofit organizations $7.4M
Foundations $14.1M
State, local, and other government agencies $16M
Foundations $12.7M
Philanthropic contributions $8.6M
Private sector $4.1M
Other $1.3M
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $69.1M
U.S. Army $42.4M
U.S. Air Force $44.7M
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $60.6M

*FY2015, 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