RAND at a Glance


  • 1,925Staff

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

  • >50Countries

    With locations in North America, Europe, and Australia, RAND attracts top talent from more than 50 countries.

  • ~85Languages

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

  • 53%Hold Doctorates

    Well over half our research staff of ~1,140 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 letters2%
Behavioral sciences6%
Business and law4%
Computer sciences5%
International relations9%
Life sciences5%
Math, operations research, statistics7%
Physical sciences6%
Policy analysis13%
Political sciences7%
Social sciences12%
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RAND is a global organization with offices throughout the world.

RAND is a global organization with offices throughout the world.

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  • 335Clients and Grantmakers

    Last year, we performed work for more than 335 clients and grantmakers, including government agencies, international organizations, and foundations.

  • 588Donors

    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.

  • 250KFollowers on X

Research Projects and Products

  • ~730New Projects

    Through more than 2,000 projects (including ~730 new ones in 2023), RAND provides research services, systematic analysis, and innovative thinking to a global clientele.

  • 977New Publications

    Last year, we added 607 reports and 370 journal articles to our growing digital library, all of which can be accessed at rand.org.

  • 5.8MWeb Downloads

Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • 2:1Faculty-Student Ratio

    Faculty are drawn from among RAND's staff of ~1,140 research professionals.

  • 54Years

    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 77%
Staff development, information technology, and other administration 14%
Facilities 8%
Fundraising 1%
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Source Amount
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $64.6M
Other federal agencies $16.8M
State and local government agencies $6.4M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $13.6M
Universities $2.5M
Other nonprofit organizations $14.7M
Foundations $22.4M
Philanthropic contributions $14.3M
Private sector $2.4M
Other $2.2M
U.S. Department of Homeland Security $67.6M
U.S. Air Force $50.0M
U.S. Army $43.6M
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $68.9M

*FY2023, net of subcontracts and RAND-initiated research


  • 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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