About ASA

Our Mission: Promoting the Practice and Profession of Statistics®

Our Vision: A world that relies on data and statistical thinking to drive discovery and inform decisions

The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians, the “Big Tent for Statistics.” It is the second-oldest, continuously operating professional association in the country. Since it was founded in Boston in 1839, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through the following:

Member Services 

Our members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.