Dissertation Defense Announcement

The College of Education announces the final dissertation defense of

Michael Beauregard

for the degree of Doctor of Education

July 1, 2016 at 10:00 am in 123 Ball Hall


Major Advisor: Charisse Gulosino, PhD

Affecting Catholic High School Choice as Identified by Parents in the Diocese of Tulsa

ABSTRACT: In this study, applying both qualitative and quantitative research methods, an investigation was made into the relative importance of the reasons Catholic and non-Catholic parents provide for choosing Catholic high schools for their children and why some Catholic parents choose non-Catholic high schools. Utilizing an online survey and conducting focus group sessions, significant findings emerged from the data surrounding factors parents find most important to school choice as well as the reasons some Catholic parents cite for choosing non-Catholic high schools.