The University of Michigan was founded in Detroit in 1817 as the first public university in the Northwest Territories, with just two professors and seven students at its start. Since then, the University of Michigan has growth to become a public research university that has been previously ranked top five in the U.S., and is well known for its dedication to research in health, medicine, and engineering. Michigan now has three campuses with more than 59,000 students and 8,000 staff. The famous research university generously provides OpenCourseWare, which allows free access to educational materials, lectures, and assignments from university courses. These include courses in the arts, business, medicine, and engineering, to name a few.