Published: Feb 22, 2011 7:03 PM EST
Updated: Feb 22, 2011 4:03 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Enrollment in Florida's 11 public universities grew by another 3 percent in the fall of 2010, and overall SAT and ACT admission scores increased as well.

Data released Tuesday by the Board of Governors shows there were nearly 10,000 additional students enrolled in the fall semester compared to the previous year.

There was a total of 321,503 students enrolled compared to 312,259 in 2009. The average SAT score for first time college students increased eight points compared to 2009.

The average ACT score also showed a modest yearly improvement.

Kelly Layman, a spokeswoman for the board, noted that the universities are experiencing capacity issues, and trying to provide flexibility with things like distance learning opportunities.

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