About Us

Westat's 50th Anniversary

In 1963, three statisticians from the University of Wyoming created a new statistical services company, Westat. Now, more than 50 years on, we have grown from a small enterprising startup to an organization with domestic and international offices, continuing in our tradition to conduct high-quality, nonpartisan studies on a range of issues that help our clients meet their program challenges.

Who We Are & What We Do

Westat, demonstrating technical and managerial excellence since 1963, is recognized as one of the foremost research and statistical survey organizations in the United States. We provide services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments.

In addition to our capabilities as a leading statistical survey organization, Westat has extensive skills and experience in custom research, program evaluation studies, and communications campaign development across a broad range of subject areas. Westat also has the technical expertise in survey and analytical methods, computer systems technology, biomedical science, and clinical trials to sustain a leadership position in all our research endeavors.

Westat's staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC. Westat also maintains research offices near our clients in Bethesda, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Houston, Texas. In addition, we have international offices in Beijing, China; Liberia, Costa Rica; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; New Delhi, India; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Bangkok, Thailand. Additional staff members are engaged in data collection and processing at Westat's survey processing facilities, at our Telephone Research Center facilities, and throughout our nationwide field interviewing operations.