RAND at a Glance


  • 1,770Staff

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

  • 48Countries

    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.

  • 54%Hold Doctorates

    Well over half our research staff of ~950 hold one or more doctorates in an array of disciplines.

Degrees (Research Staff)

DegreePercentage of Total

* Doctorates include MDs and JDs

Doctorates by Discipline (Research Staff)

DisciplinePercentage of Total
Arts and letters3%
Behavioral sciences6%
Business and law3%
Computer sciences5%
International relations9%
Life sciences6%
Math, operations research, statistics7%
Physical sciences6%
Policy analysis13%
Political sciences7%
Social sciences12%
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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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  • 425Clients and Grantmakers

    Last year, we performed work for more than 425 clients and grantmakers, including government agencies, international organizations, and foundations.

  • 790Donors

    Gifts from donors help RAND deliver fact-based, actionable solutions grounded in rigorous analysis. They help fund our people, ideas, centers of excellence, and outreach.

  • 25K RAND Review Subscribers

    Our magazine, RAND Review, has ~25,000 subscribers. The print edition is available in United Red Carpet Lounges in U.S. airports. You can also download RAND Review from RAND.org.

  • 240K+Twitter Followers

Research Projects and Products

  • 800New Projects

    Through more than 1,890 projects (including ~800 new ones in 2021), RAND provides research services, systematic analysis, and innovative thinking to a global clientele.

  • 996New Publications

    Last year, we added 623 reports and 373 journal articles to our growing digital library, all of which can be accessed at www.rand.org.

  • 7MWeb Downloads

Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • 2:1Faculty-Student Ratio

    Faculty are drawn from among RAND's staff of ~950 research professionals.

  • 52Years

    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.

  • 400+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, research organizations, private industry, and nongovernmental public-service organizations.

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Expense Type Percentage of Total
Research and analysis 78%
Staff development, information technology, and other administration 14%
Facilities 7%
Fundraising 1%
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Source Amount
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $47.5M
Other federal agencies $11.7M
State and local government agencies $6.6M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $15.1M
Universities $14.5M
Other nonprofit organizations $20.8M
Foundations $18.3M
Philanthropic contributions $15.4M
Private sector $4.9M
Other $0.3M
U.S. Department of Homeland Security $36.3M
U.S. Air Force $48.5M
U.S. Army $39.0M
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $67.0M

*FY2021, net of subcontracts and RAND-initiated research

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  • Government Agencies
  • Foundations  
  • Philanthropic Contributions
  • Endowment Operations
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Mission and Values

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

Core Values: Quality and objectivity

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