In 1963, three statisticians 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 issues that help our clients meet their program challenges.
Who We Are and What We Do
You may not see our name in the news, but Westat’s work is behind many of the federal government statistics you hear in the news.
- Global research. At our Rockville, Maryland headquarters, 2,000 employees occupy 8 environmentally friendly buildings on a 27-acre campus. Thousands more data collectors and other staff work in 8 regional offices in the U.S. and offices in 5 countries overseas.
- Employee stakeholders. As a 100% employee-owned company, all staff share in the success of our efforts.
- Teamwork. At Westat, everyone has a stake in the work we do. We encourage collaboration to create high-quality products for our clients. Our leaders promote a culture where employees can achieve their potential.
- Diversity. Diversity and inclusion is important for our overall business success and our corporate culture. Our commitment to diversity extends to our clients, vendors, and business partners.
Westat’s strong leadership begins at the forefront of research challenges and extends through every level of our operations, with an emphasis on bringing quality services to our clients.
Westat staff are active participants in many professional organizations.
Our staff’s expertise and our innovative approaches to survey research and dissemination are well recognized.
Westat contributes to improving the quality of life for everyone we serve.
Our staff members share their expertise through professional conferences, posters, webinars, and workshops.
We publish on topics of interest and importance that move the conversation forward.
We are proud to give back to the communities where we live and work.