The Rockville Institute for the Advancement of Social Science is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the social sciences by performing research and disseminating research findings to the public.

The Institute addresses this mission through a number of approaches, depending on the needs of the client:

  • Developing analytic methods used for social science research,
  • Evaluating programs run by charitable organizations or government, and
  • Compiling and disseminating statistics related to program eligibility and usage.

Research areas that the Institute associates are active in include health care, education, employment and training, criminal justice, Native American issues, racial/ethnic minorities, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and children and families.

Researchers at the Institute have advanced academic degrees and the applicable subject-area and methodological experience necessary to apply to today's research challenges. Research and dissemination—the foundation of the Institute's professional mission.

The Rockville Institute has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable, tax-exempt organization.