RAND at a Glance


  • 1,775Staff

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

  • 49Countries

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

  • 76Languages

    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 ~1,050 hold one or more doctorates—and another 37% hold one or more master's degrees—in an array of disciplines.


DegreePercentage of Total

* Doctorates include MDs and JDs

Doctorates by Discipline

DisciplinePercentage of Total
Arts & letters3%
Behavioral sciences7%
Business & law5%
Computer sciences6%
International relations9%
Life sciences7%
Math, operations research, statistics7%
Other (< 1%)1%
Physical sciences5%
Policy analysis12%
Political sciences6%
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.

Santa Monica, CA Washington, DC Pittsburgh, PA New Orleans, LA Boston, MA Cambridge, UK Brussels, BE Canberra, AU San Francisco, CA
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  • 380Clients and Grantors

    Last year, we performed work for more than 380 clients and grantors, including government agencies, international organizations, and foundations.

  • 850Donors

    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, and the free app is available on both the iOS App Store and Android Google Play store.

  • 148KTwitter Followers

Research Projects and Products

  • 690New Projects

    Through more than 1,800 projects (including almost 700 new ones in 2016), RAND provides research services, systematic analysis, and innovative thinking to a global clientele.

  • 1KNew Publications

    Last year, we added 490 RAND publications and more than 500 journal articles to our growing digital library—23,000 and counting—of reports, podcasts, videos, tools, and commentary, which can be read or downloaded at www.rand.org.

  • 6.2MWeb Downloads

Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • 2:1Faculty-Student Ratio

    Faculty are drawn from among RAND's staff of ~1,050 research professionals.

  • 47Years

    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.

  • 375+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.

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Expense Type Percentage of Total
Research and analysis 76%
Staff development, information technology, and other administration 15%
Facilities 8%
Fundraising 1%
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Source Amount
State and local government agencies $8.00M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $16.26M
Universities $0.96M
Other nonprofit organizations $7.47M
Foundations $16.13M
Philanthropic contributions $9.88M
Private sector $3.97M
Other $1.28M
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $66.57M
U.S. Army $45.98M
U.S. Air Force $50.00M
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $64.42M
Other federal agencies $17.16M

*FY2016, net of subcontracts and RAND-initiated research.

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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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