RAND at a Glance
Our people bring a diverse range of professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds to their project teams.
With locations in North America, Europe, and Australia, RAND attracts top talent from more than four dozen nations.
Many of our staff are multilingual. Languages spoken include Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.
Well over half our research staff of ~1,030 hold one or more doctorates in an array of disciplines.
Degrees (Research Staff)
|Degree||Percentage of Total|
* Doctorates include MDs and JDs
Doctorates by Discipline (Research Staff)
|Discipline||Percentage of Total|
|Arts and letters||3%|
|Business and law||4%|
|Math, operations research, statistics||8%|
The RAND Corporation is a global organization with offices throughout the world.
490Clients and Grantmakers
Last year, we performed work for more than 490 clients and grantmakers, including government agencies, international organizations, and foundations.
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.
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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.
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Research Projects and Products
Through more than 1,740 projects (including ~900 new ones in 2020), RAND provides research services, systematic analysis, and innovative thinking to a global clientele.
Last year, we added ~540 RAND publications and ~325 journal articles to our growing digital library—26,000 and counting—of reports, tools, research briefs, and more. These are available to the public at no cost.
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Pardee RAND Graduate School
Faculty are drawn from among RAND's staff of ~1,030 research professionals.
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.
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.
|Expense Type||Percentage of Total|
|Research and analysis||76%|
|Staff development, information technology, and other administration||14%|
|U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies||$68.4M|
|Other federal agencies||$17.9M|
|State and local government agencies||$8.5M|
|Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs||$13.0M|
|Other nonprofit organizations||$9.4M|
|U.S. Department of Homeland Security||$46.0M|
|U.S. Air Force||$46.7M|
|Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies||$64.5M|
*FY2020, net of subcontracts and RAND-initiated research
- Government Agencies
- Philanthropic Contributions
- Endowment Operations
Mission and Values
Mission: To help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis
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