RAND at a Glance


  • 1,950Staff

    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 four dozen nations.

  • 80Languages

    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 ~1,200 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 sciences7%
Business and law4%
Computer sciences6%
International relations9%
Life sciences6%
Math, operations research, statistics7%
Other (< 1%)1%
Physical sciences6%
Policy analysis13%
Political sciences7%
Social sciences11%
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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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  • 390Clients and Grantors

    Last year, we performed work for more than 390 clients and grantors, including government agencies, international organizations, and foundations.

  • 655Donors

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

  • 210KTwitter Followers

Research Projects and Products

  • 600New Projects

    Through more than 1,750 projects (including ~600 new ones in 2019), RAND provides research services, systematic analysis, and innovative thinking to a global clientele.

  • 700New Publications

    Last year, we added ~450 RAND publications and ~250 journal articles to our growing digital library—25,000 and counting—of reports, tools, research briefs, and more. These are available to the public at no cost.

  • 6.5MWeb Downloads

Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • 2:1Faculty-Student Ratio

    Faculty are drawn from among RAND's staff of ~1,200 research professionals.

  • 50Years

    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 76%
Staff development, information technology, and other administration 15%
Facilities 8%
Fundraising 1%
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Source Amount
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $70.3M
Other federal agencies $13.2M
State and local government agencies $4.5M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $13.4M
Universities $0.8M
Other nonprofit organizations $6.8M
Foundations $21.0M
Philanthropic contributions $9.9M
Private sector $3.1M
Other $2.3M
U.S. Department of Homeland Security $54.9M
U.S. Air Force $48.6M
U.S. Army $38.5M
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $69.7M

*FY2019, 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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