Submitted by SCAFoundation on Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:00am

Slow but steady progress

Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia now require CPR-AED education before high school graduation. More than two million students will be trained annually as a result. A list of states and the number of students who graduate each year is provided below.

States that do not have laws requiring CPR-AED education include Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wyoming.

State: Number of Graduates:
Alabama 42,920
Arizona 59,850
Arkansas 28,540
Connecticut 35,540
Delaware 8,120
District of Columbia 2,900
Georgia 92,010
Idaho 17,170
Illinois 130,340
Indiana 65,940
Iowa 32,310
Kentucky 38,490
Louisiana 35,720
Maryland 56,990
Minnesota 56,320
Mississippi 25,720
Missouri 59,780
New Jersey 92,220
New Mexico 18,480
New York 193,480
North Carolina 88,040
North Dakota 6,980
Ohio 103,610
Oklahoma 37,300
Oregon 34,490
Rhode Island 9,460
South Carolina 39,450
Tennessee 58,600
Texas 291,830
Utah 31,860
Vermont 6,070
Virginia 79,900
Washington 65,310
West Virginia 16,740
Wisconsin 60,460
Total: 2,022,940

Summary compiled by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation based on information from the American Heart Association, National Center for Education Statistics, and Projections of Educational Statistics to 2023