Peter Siegel

Director, Statistics

Peter Siegel


  • MS, Applied Statistics, George Washington University
  • BS, Applied Mathematics, Texas A&M University

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Peter Siegel is a senior statistician who leads statistical tasks for major surveys in education. With expertise in sample design and survey methodology, he manages a team of statisticians who specialize in surveys of schools and students.

Mr. Siegel leads the statistical tasks for the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a long-running federal study of how undergraduate and graduate students pay for postsecondary education. He has expanded his role on NPSAS to also be the Study Director for the 2017-18 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Administrative Collection. This study is an administrative records collection to provide both nationally- and state-representative financial aid data. He also contributes to several of our large longitudinal studies for the National Center for Education Statistics, including Baccalaureate and Beyond and the High School Longitudinal Study.

Before joining RTI in 1996, Mr. Siegel was a mathematical statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau. He is a member of the American Statistical Association and an officer in the American Educational Research Association.

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